There has been a buzz online recently regarding employers asking job applicants for their Facebook login and passwords. Is this legal? “Yes, it currently is legal to ask for these items” says Robert Ellis Smith. He advises listeners to anticipate questions and be ready to provide an explanation regarding an arrest record or credit report as well as if you are medically discharged from the military and why. He also educates the listeners on providing what you need to know regarding providing your social security number, information brokers, polygraph testing, genetics testing and many other things you may have not thought about as you prepare for a job interview. Know your rights.
Howard reports “Robert Ellis Smith is the author of Privacy Journal, an experienced journalist, lawyer and the author of several books on privacy. ““Twice he has been asked to write the definition of privacy for the World Book Encyclopedia”
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Coach Jaynine Howard is the owner of Dream Catcher – Business & Career Coaching. Dream Catcher is a woman owned and veteran owned business. She is a member of the Carteret Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Leadership Carteret Class of 2011, Jacksonville - Onslow Chamber of Commerce, and the American Psychological Association. She is also a retired United States Marine and former psychotherapist who works with Veterans and those on Active Duty. Dream Catcher is where your desire to succeed and your commitment to grow personally and professionally meet so you can turn your dreams into reality. You can start turning your dreams into reality by downloading this week’s episode or past episodes of From Military to Mainstream. You can also visit her on Facebook – Coach for the Military to learn about upcoming job fairs, resume writing tips, and interviewing strategies or ask her questions.