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When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by tobechi74: 11:12am On Sep 03, 2013
Imagine you’ve been on the job market for about a long time.


Finally, you land a killer opportunity, pass the phone screen and show up to an interview with a hiring manager. Just as you think you’re about to close the deal, she spins her computer screen around and asks you to login to your Facebook account.
What do you do?

Would you be proud and comfortable to let them go through your wall

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by spicyv1(f): 2:20pm On Sep 03, 2013
Now, that is one nosy hiring manager! I mean, what's cool about being proud or comfortable with allowing a stranger manipulate me into permiting an invasion of my privacy? If you need to do such, then at least be sensible and respectful enough to do it subtly!

Smart HR managers can get information on job applicants from the social media they frequently use without being so obvious! Frankly, I just think its rude!!!

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by ddjay: 4:27pm On Sep 03, 2013
4me,no problem,will change password after dat

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by mumumugu(m): 7:52pm On Sep 03, 2013
If i let them check my status, it will automatically disqualifyme. Who will employ one who uploads pornography?

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Odycute(f): 10:00pm On Sep 03, 2013
i dnt av a pblm wit dat. jst make sure u gimme d job if u find no odd thng.

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by sniperwolf(m): 10:09pm On Sep 03, 2013
Simply say, "it's my private life and I will like to keep it private. Can we talk more about the job?"

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Nobody: 10:16pm On Sep 03, 2013
If you give out Ur password, you ave already failed the interview....its simply indicates you can reveal what is meant to be company's secret for a favour from an outsider, if such is entrusted oin your care. I see no reason why U can't tell the hiring manager, that your facebook password is strictly personal or U can just give it out for personal reasons. This shows you have self-dignity

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by didicold(f): 12:32am On Sep 04, 2013
D question is somewhat misleadin, we should note dat d hiring manager never asked for d password, she asked for d candidate to log in, and as d screen is turned towards d person,@least a modicum of privacy is observed, one can always change passwords.
I know its unusual but i dont think its too strange considering some ppl's names are unspellable on facebook especially wit some current fads "Horlayeancah"(olayinka), and dis is even one of d easier ones, as for me, i would login by myself and give her d pc to check me out online, i am one of those once-a-year posters, so i think am good.

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Nobody: 7:56pm On Sep 07, 2013
How about i dont do facebook.... I prefer real life friends.....

U may just hv landed ur self a better rep in the firm.



Point: every attack is an opportunity to shine

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by naijathings(m): 7:56pm On Sep 07, 2013
which kain invasion of prvacy b that? angry angry
if they want to invade my privacy cos of a job intrviw, then they can start with sucking my CANDY.. then i'll know they r serious.

rawwwbish.

i can also tell her i do not hava facebook page cos i have not had time to join up but she can permit me to open one in 30 mins if it is really needed for the job. she can bend over and let me invade her privacy if she seriously wants to play the invasion game

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Nobody: 7:57pm On Sep 07, 2013
Am not on Facebook, but if they ask for my nairaland ID I would gladly oblige grin

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by TRILLIONIAR: 7:57pm On Sep 07, 2013
Abeg wating naija play

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by phlamy(m): 8:00pm On Sep 07, 2013
But if you actually google this issue, you will find out its now a HR practice in most countries
with or without privacy debate. I understand some HR people have a backend means of seeing your profile,
dont know how possible that is. Organisations just want to be sure they know who they are employing.

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Nobody: 8:01pm On Sep 07, 2013
I'll even dash them the password sef
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by manny4life(m): 8:01pm On Sep 07, 2013
spongeback: Am not on Facebook, but if they ask for my nairaland ID I would gladly oblige grin

So what if you did? It means you lied? What else did you lie about?

For me o, like someone stated, I would say like I told my boss

Boss, I respectfully decline to provide such information on the basis that it's private an non-work related, I'd like to keep it that way... Any questions?
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Opey4luv(m): 8:02pm On Sep 07, 2013
My reply will be in form of another question like a sharp Nigerian:
Madam, what relationship do this have with the work am applying for

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Nobody: 8:02pm On Sep 07, 2013
For me, no qualms. I'll just make sure I carefully monitor the interviewer so he doesn't go where he's not supposed to go. Just my wall abi? You can have a look. I have no skeleton to hide. Besides, you'll likely discern some of my not-too-ovbious qualities.

But I must make sure I change my password afterwards just in case there's some key-logger on the pc.

And ehen, if you don't find anything untoward, make sure you give the job.

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by ifejilikja(m): 8:02pm On Sep 07, 2013
wat has my facebook account got to do wit d job, dey should also ask for my nairaland account,twitter,eskimi,e.t.c
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by DrWalter: 8:03pm On Sep 07, 2013
Ok
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by naijathings(m): 8:03pm On Sep 07, 2013
phlamy: But if you actually google this issue, you will find out its now a HR practice in most countries
with or without privacy debate. I understand some HR people have a backend means of seeing your profile,
dont know how possible that is. Organisations just want to be sure they know who they are employing.

thats for those who have their surname and phone number on facebook. thats the people HR can look up easily on FB. not people like me.
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by gramci: 8:04pm On Sep 07, 2013
People should learn how to say 'No'

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by point45(m): 8:06pm On Sep 07, 2013
Very simple. I'd politely ask what information she's looking to have access to and suggest alternative ways of getting them. I cannot log in on a strange computer for security reasons (and that will also apply when you have an organisation account.) Keystroke logger alert.
Talking about alternative, how about you log into facebook and from there,I can direct you on how to view my profile.
The organisation needs to know you want the job and that they need you. However,they don't expect this to affect your decision making. If for a job you are quick to throw caution out the window,imagine what you'd do with company information just to secure targets. I want the job badly but I am not logging in on this system, you can let me get my ipad from my bag (or phone at worst).

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by gramci: 8:06pm On Sep 07, 2013
phlamy: But if you actually google this issue, you will find out its now a HR practice in most countries
with or without privacy debate. I understand some HR people have a backend means of seeing your profile,
dont know how possible that is. Organisations just want to be sure they know who they are employing.

very simple with email search
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by Summersland(m): 8:06pm On Sep 07, 2013
I can't give them my pasword because of job interview to show my privacy
Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by NiccoC(m): 8:07pm On Sep 07, 2013
somthing like this happened during my industrial training at an oil servicing firm in port harcourt. i found out that my supervisor had been going through my facebook posts. i was like WTF!

Since that day, i began posting words of wisdom on my facebook.

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by naijathings(m): 8:07pm On Sep 07, 2013
alala dakosta: abeg i need two hefty guy here, my car just brokedown.need to push it. tongue

i can help u if u agree to a quickie behind d car b4 we push it to a hotel and do the rest.. my quickie is just 25minutes kpere.

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Re: When You're Asked To Log In Into Your Facebook Account During A Job Interview by cashkid18(m): 8:09pm On Sep 07, 2013
as long as i can get d job,i wil gladly do it..there is no big deal there

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