When Justin Bassett interviewed for a new job, he expected the usual
questions about experience and references. So he was astonished when the
interviewer asked for something else: his Facebook username and
Bassett, a New York City statistician, had just finished answering a few
character questions when the interviewer turned to her computer to
search for his Facebook page. But she couldn't see his private profile.
She turned back and asked him to hand over his login information.
Bassett refused and withdrew his application, saying he didn't want to
work for a company that would seek such personal information. But as the
job market steadily improves, other job candidates are confronting the
same question from prospective employers, and some of them cannot afford
to say no.
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