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