You want to work here? Hand over your FB password
The unemployment rate continues to remain at a high level in our country. As potential employees are searching for their next job there's one thing that's been added to some applications - your Facebook username and password. While there are questions that an employer cannot ask during an interview it doesn't mean they can't get their answers from your Facebook timeline.
Both local and national news have debated this new line on the job application this week. I'm not seeking employment but if someone wanted to go through my Facebook page I'm not sure what they'd really find out about me. They'd know that my page is currently full of old pictures from the Skatin' Place, that I recently listened to "America' on iHeartRadio and that I watched both Dancing with the Stars AND The Biggest Loser last night. Yep, I'm a multi-tasker :-)
Privacy? Yeah, it's concerning. In previous years did employers ask for your diary or journal? Not that I'm aware of. Would I give my password to a potential employer? That's a tough one.
Steve Knox was born, raised and landed back in Janesville. He encourages you to participate as he writes on Janesville and beyond as this Generation X guy supports his Janesville mission, global vision. Steve is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.