More and more employees are checking out candidates MySpace and Facebook profiles, to gather background information. I guess this is just one of the drawbacks of living in an open and connected ‘conversation era’ (a term I picked up on i-wisdom)! It makes you wonder, at what point does this become too intrusive? When they check to see how many friends you have? When they make judgements on your photos (often drunken)?!
The blog posts I read on this subject at pfj were quite interesting, here’s a few gems:
Fred – that explains why I can’t get a job.
Andi – who would want to work for someone who would do this?
Paul – I am a cynic and think that certain employers will even considerthe photo’s and what people look like.
Recently we’ve been seeing how brands who connect through social media no longer own their content. Is this the same for consumers too? I wonder if consumers who connect through social media no longer have control over their own profiles, and also open themselves up for scrutiny.