Are Employers Crossing An Ethical Line By Requesting Facebook Passwords?
To Americans, the right to privacy is a precious freedom. But, Constitutional issues aside, is your interviewer crossing an ethical line in asking you to provide your Facebook password?
This dismaying development in the job-seeking process was first reported in March by the Associated Press and has generated a flurry of media commentary in ABC News, The New York Times and Forbes, to name a few.
As if your job search wasn’t stressful enough! Now in addition to constructing the perfect resume, developing your marketing plan, networking and prepping for that hard-won interview, it’s possible that you’ll also be asked to share your Facebook password during the interview and hiring process. Alternatively, you might be asked to log on to your Facebook page right then and there so the interviewer can take a tour!