Interviewer Asking for Your Facebook Password? Be Wary

If a potential employer requests that you hand over your log-in information to social media sites during an interview, expect worse if you're hired.

I was shocked to hear the recent news that several employers were requiring Facebook log-in information from job applicants. Unfortunately, privacy issues in the workplace are nothing new. I spent 20 years leading human resources teams in corporate America, navigating at least one privacy-related employee-relations issue per week. During that time, social media was nonexistent, yet the underlying question of "How much about your personal life does an employer or potential employer need to know?" was just as relevant then as it is in today's job market.

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Liz Ryan
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