Be careful with FACEBOOK - page 3

by Stephieee

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So I applied and interviewed at the three local hospitals, which are collectively part of one hospital system. One of the hiring managers hired me, and said that human resources would follow up. The other two hospitals also... Read More


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    Even with having the most privacy settings, employers can still look you up on Facebook and view all of your information, posts, etc. This happened to a friend of mine. She had all of the privacy settings in place, made some posts about work and the next day her NM spoke to her about it. She was never friends with her NM or with any of her coworkers. It can happen.

    If you decide to become friends with your coworkers on Facebook, be very cautious. NEVER post anything about work. Do not include your place of employment, either. My Facebook says that I am an RN but I work at "hospital" instead of my actual place of employment. Use the setting that requires you to pre-approve tagged posts/pictures prior to them showing up on your timeline.

    In the meantime, though, I suggest temporarily deactivating your account until the background check is complete.
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    I deactivated my FB as soon as I got off the phone with the Nurse Manager.

    The very next day I was online looking for jobs and found out about an open house at a psychiatric hospital the following day (yesterday). I went to the open house and this morning at 9 am they called me and offered me a 24 hour/week job. I am very excited! Especially after all that has happened. I guess everything happens for a reason. Now I am on a quest to find a per-diem job outside of psych! I don't want to limit myself.

    I'm still not going to reactivate my facebook, Ill stay off it for while! Browsing allnurses.com is enough internet action for me!
    silenced, mariebailey, Enthused RN, and 3 others like this.
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    It's not just Facebook though. Be smart in any kind of communication, especially posts online. Allnurses is a great resource, but I wouldn't post extensive details here about sensitive matters any more than I would on my Facebook page.
    joanna73, LADYVENGEANCE1, Meriwhen, and 2 others like this.
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    Super happy for you!
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    Quote from TracyE78
    I've wondered about that. My FB is set to "friends only" and my maiden name is in there, so if someone searches for the name on my resume they shouldn't find anything. I Google myself regularly but hadn't thought to check my email address. I have one email address on my resume for just job searching. My mom is always telling me that my FB posts (when I get another rejection) is hurting my chances but I don't see how it could if it's inaccessible to non-friends.

    Check out spokeo.com--it's scary. Put your name in and it will pull up your address, a picture of your house, the names and ages of any household members, the value of your home, and for a monthly subscription will search 70 social media sites and give all that info too. You can remove yourself from there but it's still something to look into.
    I just checked out that site and holy moly! That would be the prime action spot for any would be stalker! Learned stuff I didn't know about myself. That has got to come down.

    At least now I know the property value of my house.
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    Quote from citylights89
    I just checked out that site and holy moly! That would be the prime action spot for any would be stalker! Learned stuff I didn't know about myself. That has got to come down.

    At least now I know the property value of my house.
    How spokeo.com works is that it pulls stuff from public records. Basically, it doesn't contain anything that isn't public knowledge...but I agree, it is unnerving to see all of that info about you in one place.

    You can write them to remove your listing from spokeo, but your info is still in the public records.
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    Yayyy! I'm glad you found something, Stephiee
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    I temporarily deactivated my account the last time I decided to start job-hunting. You could also consider a pseudonym. If your user ID gives away your name for this website, consider changing it.
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    How spokeo.com works is that it pulls stuff from public records. Basically, it doesn't contain anything that isn't public knowledge...but I agree, it is unnerving to see all of that info about you in one place.

    You can write them to remove your listing from spokeo, but your info is still in the public records.
    I got it taken down, but I know most of that information is still out there. :/ Now the creepers just have to work a little bit harder for it. Muahaha.
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    What's even more scary about Spokeo is that all the information they have on there is not accurate. I actually signed up on that site once (it was like $15) and they had all the pictures I had ever put on photobucket and stuff like that, but they also had a bunch of info that was totally inaccurate. I filed a dispute through PayPal which is what I used to pay for the service and got my money back by claiming false advertising which is what they did.


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