Social Media and Privacy Issues
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In the current job market, applicants unarguably face significant competition and therefore need to be on top of their game. However, the recent general adoption of social media into everyday life has created a significant obstacles with regards to the traditional interview process. Digital Trends posted an article today which discusses how social media has affected an interviewee’s chance at being offered a job, based upon their personal social media activity.
While it is generally understood that a company may use all available information available in order to learn more about its applicants, a recent change has taken place in the interview process where hiring companies are more frequently requesting the disclosure of passwords for individuals’ social media pages. While the companies would certainly benefit from insight into a candidate’s personal life, the issue of privacy is nonetheless a major concern for job applicants. Below is Digital Trends’ article link: