It's been reported that in some job interviews potential employers are asking applicants for their Facebook passwords (yikes!).
You may be relieved to learn that Facebook has added to its terms of service, "You will not share your password, let anyone else access your account, or do anything else that might jeopardize the security of your account." They have said they will even take legal action if they hear of this continuing to happen.
So what should you do if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation? You do have options!
- You can give them your password. If you are absolutely 100 percent certain that you have nothing to hide and you don't mind someone being all up in your business, then go for it.
- You can tell them that requesting your password is against Facebook's terms and conditions and you are not comfortable with the request. Make sure you let them know that you like to keep your work life and your private life separate.
I hope none of you find yourselves in this situation but if you do, choose the response that you are most comfortable with. Some of you may be OK sharing this information. You can always change your password as soon as you get home. Others of you may like to keep your private life private. Use your best judgement to find the option best for you.
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