Ethical Spying…Google Me Baby! (via Shanti-Janae)

She’s absolutely right. Using Facebook to judge job applicants is wrong. And it is a foolish practice. The web is where we can be anything. A shy girl can be flamboyant. An unpopular guy can talk to dozens of people on the web and feel a confidence he doesn’t feel at school. Those images, those roles we play are just scenes in our lives. The significance is pretty variable.

I’m foolish enough to believe that good interviewing skills will pick up most problems in job applicants. I believe that these background checks: criminal, medical, credit and now social networking sites have gotten totally out of control. It is time for legal limits on these kinds of background checks.

And I believe that we should have some form of personal lives outside our work where our employer’s inquiring eye should not go.

I like what this web site had to say. I recommend you read it.

James Pilant

Topic of the Week #3 Social networking & the “ethical” spies!  I know my title and first sentence is off the meter, but I just hate this topic! Lately, college students have been warned that their Facebook and any other social media site profiles are being used as reason for them to not get hired. For one, I think that is very petty and unreliable. Not to mention shallow and a very easy way to cover-up discrimination. You might overlook the n … Read More

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3 thoughts on “Ethical Spying…Google Me Baby! (via Shanti-Janae)

  1. Wow! I’m honored you would even post a link to my post! But yes, its a shame and it is something more people need to stand up and talk about. I do believe legal measures should be taken and that social media profiling is unethical. Thanks for spreading the word…Hopefully things will change!

    —Love frm a Vixen


    1. Your writing is getting a good number of hits. (They don’t always click on the referred site. I wish they did.) I think that bodes well if you wish develop your site and build high traffic.
      James Pilant


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