Employers to Job Candidates: I Want Your Facebook Password - Page 2
What it truly comes down to is people’s behavior choices. Just because it’s on the internet does not make any form of questionable behavior any more acceptable than it would be if it were on the street and in living color. Everywhere one looks there is a potential to make or break one’s future because of questionable behavior.
Another article done here on Technorati last year reported that being on Facebook could potentially land someone a job. Of course that potential job candidate’s Facebook page would have to show that they are on their P’s and Q’s from the standpoint of being a presentable job candidate.
As much as we like to say that our time is our time, our personal life away from work is exactly what it is. We must be conscious of the fact that whatever company we are working for or will be working for, we will in some shape or form be representing them, even off the clock. In essence, if we are going to be using our social media presence to try and land ourselves jobs, then we should be completely conscious of how we appear to those who might be directly or indirectly deciding our professional fates.
Think about it, would you want an employee managing one of your stores by day when they get filthy drunk at night and post pictures on Facebook?