Would You Give Your Facebook Password To Your Employer or Future Employer?

@elmiko (6640)
United States
May 19, 2012 8:32pm CST
I heard some companies are asking for Facebook passwords at job interviews now. Would you do it? I would say no as I think this is way too intrusive for Employers to be doing such a thing. In my opinion what you do outside your job is your business. Facebook is even saying to its users to not give out your password to employers. What do you think about this?
9 responses
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 May 12
I would say no too!!!!!!!!!!!!!! none of thier business and if they say only way to get the job wel I was looking when I got interveiw can keep on looking!
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
yes, also you seriously have to question the character of employers who are so intrusive.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
30 May 12
So true
• Philippines
20 May 12
Hi elmiko, this is the first time I heard of this. Employers asking for facebook password? This could just be a trick question for the employee, maybe the interviewer is checking how the interviewer would react. Nevertheless, the answer would be NO of course. Never give your password for anything to anyone.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
21 May 12
G-T, you're practically there! But this isn't even Employers asking for Facebook passwords. This is potential employers asking for Facebook passwords. The clever answer to such a request is "If someone was prepared to divulge their Facebook password, I wouldn't employ them either" - or use "his"&"him" or "her" if you think that more appropriate for the employer in question (I don't really approve of using "their"/"them" for singular, either). Actually, even cleverer, if it's true (I'm afraid I'm not that clever) is "I don't use Facebook - it wastes too much time. My own personal website and email are good enough for me".
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
agree girl_thinking, if employers are allowed to get away with this then whats next.
• India
23 May 12
Never. why we give password him? it is really not good.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
true
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
22 May 12
To tell the truth, if I was real desperate for a job, I might. If the job market were a lot more open, then no, I would not. I have nothing to hide, and not much is there anyways. I do think it is taking away your privacy and do not have that right.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
i would never allow my self to be so desperate for a job.
@loveshop (127)
• Turkey
20 May 12
Never ever give your password to your employer. If they insist, you give to them but you change it immediately. Anyway, i never heard about company asking for facebook password.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
well now you know.
@GajaGamini (1066)
• India
20 May 12
I think Password is very personal thing and that is why we should not share it with anybody. i would never give my password to anyone. I think they need password to understand your likes and dislikes and what kind of person you are, but we can see it by seeing our pages we like, what are our pictures about, what are the statuses, etc. they can ask for the email ID to search our profile and then they can see our profile. I watch Roadies a reality show in which they see our profile and ask questions about it, i do not know they ask for password or not.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
i've never heard of the show Roadies.
@Mashnn (4503)
20 May 12
I have never heard about companies that request their employers to give them their Facebook password or even other passowrds. I just wonder what type of a company is this. I would not give my password to anyone.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
yeah, if we let employers get away with this then whats next.
• United States
20 May 12
Seeing that Facebook says to not give out your password to anyone, I see this as something invalid. I think that your resume can substitute for your Facebook profile, eh?
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
yes, the resume should be good enough if they want to hire you.
@zhihao12 (364)
• Singapore
20 May 12
One word NO. Why should we give our password for? It does not make sense. At most they can ask for and i am willing to give is my facebook page. They should not have any need to know your password.
@elmiko (6640)
• United States
30 May 12
same here