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Old 05-07-2019, 10:43 PM
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Default How to give an employment counsellor heart failure ...

... walk up and ask, in genuine ignorance, how you should enter your Facebook URL on a job application form ...

Employment Counsellor:

Me: "Um, okay, so I won't fill that in, then ..."

It's listed as "optional", as is the space for your Twitter URL and your LinkedIn URL ...

This is a mega-corporation, by the way, not some mom-and-pop little place.

I'd like to plead ignorance because I have never EVER been asked for that before.
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Old 05-08-2019, 12:23 AM
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... It's listed as "optional", as is the space for your Twitter URL and your LinkedIn URL ...
I'd give them the VueToob of my proctological exam instead.
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Old 05-08-2019, 02:03 AM
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Thaaaat's not a good sign. Make sure everything is locked down and the public parts of your social media are pure as the driven snow, 'cause if they're asking for those URLs you know they're going to be Googling you as part of the assessment process!

Also, don't accept any unexpected friend requests. :P

At least they didn't demand your login passwords.
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Old 05-09-2019, 05:47 AM
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Employment counsellor told me it's illegal to begin with, which further astounded me since this IS a large corporation ...

My name is common enough that if they try to Google me before they've even met me, well, good luck with that. There's a fair number of us out there.

Even after they've met me ... I don't have my personal photo on Facebook. Anywhere. Obviously there's many who do, and they can be dismissed immediately but ... the rest will simply be guesswork.
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:48 AM
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LinkedIn URL I can understand (since it is meant to be for that purpose), but the other two....yeah no.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:02 PM
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LinkedIn URL I can understand (since it is meant to be for that purpose), but the other two....yeah no.
Yeah, I can understand that one too. Unfortunately I've been locked out of my LinkedIn account for years and although they've sent me the info on how to get back in, I haven't bothered to do so yet, nor to open a new one. So they could probably find me if they troubled to search for me ... but the info on there is 10-15 years old.
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Old 05-13-2019, 06:48 PM
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Yeah that's a big fat nope. I don't provide social media links, except linkedIn. Screw that, that's my personal life and none of their business.
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:15 AM
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No way I'm giving that info to anyone. They can have my linkedin. That's all.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:55 PM
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Screw that, that's my personal life and none of their business.
Agreed. I would deny having any such a presence, except for Linkedin.
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Old 05-24-2019, 01:40 AM
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Yeah, I've been asked for those on applications.

I'll give them my LinkedIn, since that's for professional purposes.

They aren't getting anything else.

My name is common enough that they couldn't tie it with any certainty to any one account, and my Facebook is locked down pretty tight with regards to public viewability (and I never, EVER add anyone I don't know, everyone I add is either someone I know IRL, or someone I've dealt with online for years and know better than some people I've met in meatspace).
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