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What To Do If A Potential Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password

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Since the news broke of employers asking for Facebook login and passwords, more reports of similar incidents have been arising and Facebook even [URL="https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=326598317390057"]weighed in[/URL] on the issue. This article helps job seekers answer the difficult, touchy and embarrassing topic if it comes up during an interview.

"If you are asked for your password, here are some things you can say, in an eloquent and respectful manner, to show you will stand your ground:

[LIST][*]“I am very careful with my personal, private online persona and do not feel comfortable giving out any passwords. But you can feel free to look at my profile as it appears to you as a company right now, if you would like.”[*]“I would never participate in social media on the organization’s time and ask that the organization will respect my personal social media rights outside of work.”[*]“My [URL="http://www.mashable.com/follow/topics/linkedin"]LinkedIn[/URL] network is a great place for you to review my professional experience and see the professional connections that I have that may be of benefit to your organization.”[*]“Is that something that is required to move forward with this job interview?”[/LIST]
If you don’t like the prospective employer’s answer to the last question (or any of the statements above), you can decide if you would not like to move forward with the interview. It is your profile and your privacy, and you have the right to protect it. So, take control and make it your decision.

For more on what to say to an employer that asks for sensitive social media information, see the full article from [URL="http://mashable.com/2012/04/08/employer-facebook-password/"]Mashable[/URL].

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