noonlit (noonlit) wrote in thequestionclub,
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From a comment in an earlier post

1. What do you think of employers checking prospective employees' Facebooks, MySpaces, and other bloggy things when hiring? (I mean for jobs that, historically, have not required thorough background checks.)

Edit: 2. Does your online stuff give an accurate impression of you? Does it give a hire-worthy impression of you? Is it set to "private" or something similar?

3. Let's say you have a candidate who has the right qualifications and good professional references. What would you have to find on their online stuff to refuse to hire them?

I kind of think it's unfair. Yes, obviously posting stupid things about yourself on the internet is stupid, but employers in the past managed to hire people without prying that much. A person will act differently in their personal and professional lives, and it'd be more relevant to check their professional references.

2. Yes, and yes (though I still don't want employers to see it), and yes.
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