Facebook and Job Interviews

By Marianne Brigola, Career Fellow 2011-2012

Last week I attended a NCACE Coffee and Conversation session with several university career development counselors from the Triad area, as well as several recruiters. One of the topics that came up was this recent Associated Press article regarding employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews: “Employers Ask Job Seekers for Facebook Passwords


Over the past few days I’ve fielded questions from students about how to handle such a situation as they are preparing to interview for internships and jobs. I came across this link from a person submitting a resignation letter because of Facebook-password related concerns. While I’m not sure if it’s true or not, it does raise some interesting HR concerns for employers who are considering using this technique in their interview process. Check out the link here: “I hereby resign

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About Marianne Brigola

Assistant Director of Career Services for the School of Communications Career Fellow, 2011-2012 Student Professional Development Center | Elon University National Certified Counselor with a strong background and interests in higher education and student development. I am an ENFJ and a life-long learner. My experience includes work in a variety of community mental health agencies and higher education student affairs departments, including: careers services, financial aid, student athlete academic support, and college mental health. As a career counselor I work with students and clients to assist them in identifying personal, professional, and educational goals and providing them with the support, knowledge, and skills to help them achieve their goals. I attended Virginia Tech, where I earned a B.A. in English. I completed my graduate degree in 2010 from UNC in Greensboro, where I majored in College Counseling and Student Development. In my free time I'm a college football fan (Go Hokies!), a wanna-be chef + baker, a bookworm, movie junkie and unwilling-but-I-know-it's-good-for-me runner (makes up for all the desserts!)

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