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Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by evanzy4challeng: 12:18pm On Feb 11
Good afternoon all and Happy Sunday.
I have this very important question to ask please,
I've been to three interviews where the HRs asked me for my facebook and instagram addresses.
What do they really need those for?
Is it right to monitor someone's social media life before you hire the person?
Please whats your thought on this?

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Imoh555(m): 7:19am On Feb 12
They want to see the kind of things you post online because most people post nonsense and senseless things out of the abundance of their poor thinking mind...they wanna see the kind of friends you keep the kind of pictures you upload and the kind of thoughts that pours out of your mindset

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by BruncleZuma: 7:19am On Feb 12
Sure.
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Monzuur(m): 7:20am On Feb 12
No
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by jashar(f): 7:20am On Feb 12
They want to know what kind of a person you are.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by dbaeous: 7:20am On Feb 12
oh oh
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by smokedfish: 7:20am On Feb 12
Na hire dem an hire me to work abi dem wan live my life?

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Gkay1(m): 7:20am On Feb 12
life na per head

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Skyfornia(m): 7:21am On Feb 12
I like that...except you are living a double standard' life that is when you should be afraid. Social media, indoor media, bathroom media or whatever media that is named should portray your real self. I can't for the sake of sanity hire a slay queen who post half Unclad pics on facebook as a secretary in my office. HOElyghost fire!!

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Geofavor(m): 7:21am On Feb 12
Absolutely. This is why people, especially the redundant ones on NL, should be civil when posting on social media.

Employers want to know who they are hiring. Your social media personality gives them an insight into who you are. For instance, no employer wants to hire a troublesome individual. So, if you're always trolling online, this could come back to haunt you when you need 'that job' badly.

Be wise.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Olawalesadiq(m): 7:21am On Feb 12
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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by ogwoliun: 7:21am On Feb 12
There are some roles that need some specific characters/lifestyles. Social media is one of the ways to find out.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by tlops(m): 7:24am On Feb 12
I think it is wrong for them to ask. It is your privacy but they could go online and search you up. In that case block your fb and Inst to outside of your network.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Nobody: 7:25am On Feb 12
shocked


The want to know if you have good moral..

Your post and pictures on social media tells it all.



Imagine you employing a slayqueen who post after sex pictures and caption it " Nothing feels good as being touch by a nigga who screw your wet hole"

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by InvertedHammer: 7:26am On Feb 12
Social media tells a lot about a person when he/she believes that nobody is watching seriously. It blows the cover off all kinds of "packaging". People should move with time and expect such practice in this 21st Century.

Why would an employer hire a prospective employee who goes about picking fights with strangers on social media? Such act tells a lot than the employee would be willing to give away in an interview.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by EternalTruths: 7:32am On Feb 12
evanzy4challeng:
Good afternoon all and Happy Sunday.
I have this very important question to ask please,
I've been to three interviews where the HRs asked me for my facebook and instagram addresses.
What do they really need those for?
Is it right to monitor someone's social media life before you hire the person?
Please whats your thought on this?


Tell them you don't have.

They are foolish for asking you such a question.
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by funsho75(m): 7:38am On Feb 12
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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by willoski(m): 7:40am On Feb 12
It's not out of place, every prospective employer wants best in and for his or her organization which employees are not exempted. What does it mean, in your everyday doings apply decorum. There's a saying that if you do not understand a person, check his friends.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by thedondada(m): 7:41am On Feb 12
No need.
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by lonelydora: 7:41am On Feb 12
If you have what it takes like the former EFCC handler...why not go full blast on SM. They will hire you quickly.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by lonelydora: 7:43am On Feb 12
evanzy4challeng:
Good afternoon all and Happy Sunday.
I have this very important question to ask please,
I've been to three interviews where the HRs asked me for my facebook and instagram addresses.
What do they really need those for?
Is it right to monitor someone's social media life before you hire the person?
Please whats your thought on this?

If i happen to meet these type of people...i will give them all my SM handle and they will see how i blast people. It will make them not to joke with me if they eventually hire me
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Nobody: 7:54am On Feb 12
Because you want to hire me, I will not have private life again?
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Shaev7(m): 7:59am On Feb 12
Well, social media is porous to anything. Most times I mind what I post online. Personally, I hate Instagram so I said I will never register there because when I saw activities on IG through my friends phone, I said its not necessary for me, probably meant for entertainers. Even as we type on NL, HRs are here reading...lol let just be careful online though. But seriously speaking am of the opinion that its not necessary to ask for Social Media ID.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by sunbbo(m): 8:00am On Feb 12
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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Olumaeme: 8:06am On Feb 12
You should even be happy they asked you.
The last place I worked, before my boss recruit anybody, he will go to Facebook and search with their phone numbers or names, and even Google search without the employees even knowing.

This one they asked, you can even hurriedly delete those items are not too good enough..

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Darkseid(m): 8:16am On Feb 12
What about people like us that don't use social networks, the only one I use is LinkedIn.
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by debolayinka(m): 8:44am On Feb 12
Sometimes it's a bonus for you.
For example, a firm that's interested in hiring a marketer may check through his social media accounts to measure his social influence.
They wouldn't want to hire someone who just 40 friends on facebook, and barely gets 10 likes on his posts. It shows he cannot influence people easily.

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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by millionboi2: 9:41am On Feb 12
You can always sack him or her
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by stiggymode(m): 9:44am On Feb 12
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Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by silastemplar: 10:24am On Feb 12
It is oh. especially their comments on nairaland, facebook and instagram. you will readily see dunces for who they really are
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by Dirkcoyt: 10:46am On Feb 12
My social media handles my privacy. is because we lack self worth that's why we tend to be subservient to all form of rubbish as interview in this country.

If you ask me that I tell you I can't give you. if you want to look me up you have my name, go on Google to look up my name but no way I'm letting up my handle for you. .
Re: Is It Good To Monitor My Social Media Life Before You Hire Me? by ImaIma1(f): 10:48am On Feb 12
It is really crucial that they ask. Some people live their lives on SM like they are accountable to no one. It makes the interviewers know who they are really dealing with not the meek and humble person they see at the interview.

I read how one guy wrote on twitter that he could never wake up early no matter what. Off course it came back to bite him when they requested his SM handles at an interview.

Even the embassy requests for it

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