Ok, everyone is talking about this. I have not had the chance to sit down and ask you guys what you think about the giving of your password to employers thing but of course, I want to know.
In my opinion, I would NOT give it away. Simply because it’s my personal business. I have pictures of my daughter on there, my husband and it’s simply not for everyone to see.
On the flip side, these social networks allow us to be whomever we want to be. A rapist can pretend to be a 14 year old girl to another 14 year old. A murderer can pretend to be your best friend from high school. All things are possible on these social networks and companies want to know who they are hiring. I get that. But in my opinion, I think it’s not a good idea to give that out.
Secondly, if the employer asks for the password and the potential employee knows that this person will ask for it, all they need to do is simply create a new account before going to the interview and just like that you are portraying whomever you want.
In my opinion, getting the password from someone you may be hiring is not going to help you truly find out who that person is. So many people are a computer whiz that they know how to get around it. In the end, you still can’t truly say you trust that person.
I wouldn’t give mine out if asked. But I want to know what you think.
Stay tuned for next Monday for another Hot Topic!