“The Man” Is Snooping Through Facebook

Daily Bruin: Employers are beginning to use sites such as Facebook to access personal information of candidates for employment, said Kathy Sims, director of the UCLA Career Center.
And not all employers are pleased with what they find.
Sims said there have been several cases of employers rescinding job offers to student candidates because of information obtained through Facebook.
She said employers will find content they determine to be less than professional or inappropriate, and many students do not realize the consequences.
Sims said many alumni who work at companies can use school e-mails to access Facebook, since the site requires members to have a school e-mail account from the specified school.
At UCLA, all alumni are guaranteed their e-mail addresses for life.
[via PSFK]



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I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.