How do you respond to a job interviewer that asks to see your social media activity?
nbetolli 42 weeks ago
Just to be clear, no one asked for a password. I have my Facebook and Google+ settings to ensure maximum privacy, so that anyone looking for me on either actually can have a hard time even finding me. The interviewer expressed concern that they weren't getting the "whole picture" because my privacy settings wouldn't let them see the "real" me. I told him that once we had been friends for 10 years like the people who have access now, I would add him, but until then private means private. We continued the interview, but I doubt very seriously I will be getting a call back.
How do you handle a request like this? I don't regret my response, in fact, I can think of a number of ways I could have responded that were less politic. Do you think that companies have a legitimate interest in your social media presence, even when you have taken steps to place limits on that presence?
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