Wednesday, March 21, 2012
What Would You Do?
The interviewer looks up from her desk, "What's your Facebook login? I can't view your page it's on private and we screen each applicant's social media."
Do you give her your login or not?
That's the dilemma Justin Bassett faced when he recently went to a job interview. What did Justin do? According to The Telegraph, "Mr Bassett refused and withdrew his application, saying he did not want to work for a company that would seek such personal information."
But what if you really, really, really needed that job? What if your family was counting on you getting that job? What if it meant the difference between paying your rent and living in your car?
No way, you say, that's gotta be illegal. It definitely is an invasion of privacy, but illegal? Not yet.
Some companies also ask you to "friend" a human resource manager, so they can gain access to your social networking sites. This isn't a new practice. Some companies even make you sign an agreement saying you will not disparage the company on social media.
So what would you do?