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Job Interviews & Social Networks

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

Job Interviews & Social NetworksThere are numerous reports (here and here) out over the last few days condemning employers for asking interviewees to log into Facebook so that the interviewer can peruse their social networking activities or in some cases interviewers are outright asking for interviewee’s Facebook username and password.  Facebook for it’s part is condemning the practice in a recent post on the Facebook Privacy page.  Legislation is being proposed in Maryland and Illinois to ban the practice in those states and now Senator Richard Blumenthal (D – Conn.) is telling the Politico that he is writing a bill to ban it at the federal level.

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