A few days ago I read an article on Mashable, “What to do When a Potential Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password” by Tony Morrison – this article was in response to the article “Job Seekers Beware: Employers May Ask to See Your Facebook Account” by Alissa Skelton. Here Alissa points out how employers are requesting potential employees to give them their facebook usernames and passwords at job interviews.
Do you think this is right?
I think this is very wrong and a complete misuse of power. What will the employer gain by looking at the persons profile – will they find out more about their personal life, what they do in their free time, what sort of pictures they have on their profiles, etc. How will their company gain from this information?