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Old September 29 2012, 10:56 PM   #46
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Re: Lying on a resume?

137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
And as a side note, akin to the Facebook Wall Post debacle, employers are regularly checking those social networking sites to gather additional metrics on what kind of people are applying to positions. If they see someone photos of an applicant doing bodyshots and funneling in their underwear, they shouldn't be surprised that they can't aspire to a position higher than that of Walmart Greeter.
Greeting at Wallmart sure has changed since I was last in the US!
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Old October 2 2012, 01:40 PM   #47
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137th Gebirg wrote: View Post
And as a side note, akin to the Facebook Wall Post debacle, employers are regularly checking those social networking sites to gather additional metrics on what kind of people are applying to positions.
Even though, what's posted on Facebook isn't necessarily a credible source of information. Or whether the profile they're viewing is even the person they assume it to be.
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Old October 2 2012, 02:32 PM   #48
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Regardless if it's a credible source or not, employers have added the act of lurking Facebook pages as a part of the behind-the-scenes interview process. This is a well-documented fact of many industries:...and dozens more. Like it or not, credible or not, it's happening right now. There are possible legal ramifications for doing this, but the whole thing is in an embryonic stage right now.

I find it amusing when some of them have asked me in the past for my Facebook address and I told them I didn't have one. They would ask how I could possibly not have a Facebook page, being a web developer of 18 years. I respond I don't have a Facebook page BECAUSE I've been a web developer of 18 years.
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Old October 2 2012, 10:31 PM   #49
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...which is why I was thrilled to hear on NPR yesterday that California Governor Jerry Brown signed in to law today a decree declaring martial law....

Wait, that was Babylon 5, wasn't it?

Kidding aside: Brown signed into law that it is now illegal for employers to ask for/demand passwords to your Facebook account when you are applying for jobs. Granted, that's (in my opinion) just plain common sense; there's no way I'd ever give something like that away to a prospective employer or even my actual employers. Nice to to know the law is on my side, at last.
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Old October 2 2012, 10:38 PM   #50
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...which is why I was thrilled to hear on NPR yesterday that California Governor Jerry Brown signed in to law today a decree declaring martial law....

Wait, that was Babylon 5, wasn't it?

Kidding aside: Brown signed into law that it is now illegal for employers to ask for/demand passwords to your Facebook account when you are applying for jobs. Granted, that's (in my opinion) just plain common sense; there's no way I'd ever give something like that away to a prospective employer or even my actual employers. Nice to to know the law is on my side, at last.
I think it's more profound that said law needs to be passed in the first place. It's seems kind of like one of those "well, duh!" things.

If not, potential employers may as well ask for your diary.
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Old October 2 2012, 11:10 PM   #51
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I agree that employers really have no business asking for this stuff. Seems to me like it could be outlawed at a federal level, given that the Internet itself is the very definition of "interstate commerce."
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Old October 2 2012, 11:25 PM   #52
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^ Good point.
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