Facebook And Job Candidates: Lessons From 'Office Space'

Law360, New York (June 29, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT) -- Employers are increasingly using social media to evaluate job candidates during the hiring process. Responses to this growing practice have varied widely and include applicants deleting their accounts while interviewing (or permanently), scrubbing their profiles of all unprofessional information and images, and/or restricting access to or limiting the visibility of their accounts to a select group of “friends."

The last of these three proactive measures is, however, no guarantee that a potential employer will never view a job applicant’s password-protected social media profile. In fact, over...
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