26 Mar '12, 9am

New blog post: Companies asking job seekers for Facebook password

There is a growing trend in the US where job interviewer ask the job seekers to give them their Facebook login id and password . I don’t know if any company in Singapore is doing this. But it is pretty disturbing. OK, we know that some companies does background checks before employing someone. That’s fine. But asking for Facebook login is a bit too much. It’s like asking for email password. (and hey, I heard some companies does that too) Or searching the person’s house. This is too invasive. And it’s not just invasive to the job seeker. Having the Facebook login id and password means that the job interviewer can view information about the job seeker’s friend which are set private to others. Nobody should be forced to give their Facebook login id and password during job interview. Luckily for us, Facebook has issued a statement regarding this issue . Let’s hope Facebook wor...

Full article: http://blog.dk.sg/2012/03/26/companies-asking-job-seekers...

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