At this point, everyone knows that when you apply for a job, your prospective employer is probably going to check you out on Facebook. So maybe you set your profile to private.
But some companies are taking it even further . . . and your privacy settings aren’t enough.
There aren’t any definite numbers on this, but there are reports from around the country of employers demanding people’s Facebook Passwords . . . so they can actually log in to their accounts and get the real truth.
If that sounds like a gross invasion of privacy, it is . . . a law professor named Orin Kerr at George Washington University says, quote, “It’s akin to requiring someone’s house keys.”
But for now, it’s not illegal. And as long as people are still desperate for jobs, employers can make demands and people will follow them.
So, might want to think about completely scrubbing your Facebook before you go in for an interview. Privacy settings might not be enough, and your friends will survive without seeing that photo of you, naked, chugging a bottle of absinthe.