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Should You Friend Your Supervisor on Facebook? (NJLA2013)


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Should You Friend Your Supervisor on Facebook? (NJLA2013)

  1. 1. NJLA Annual Conference6/4/2013Valerie ForrestalWeb Services LibrarianCollege of Staten Island
  2. 2. Companies are Googling you…and they WILL use what theyfind to decide to hire/not hire you.
  3. 3. • political• whistle-blowing (CEPA)• concerted activity• non-illegal, off-duty,non-work-relatedprotected online speech:
  4. 4. what can get you in trouble:• posts on company time using company resources• using the company‟s name/logo• disclosure of trade secrets• harassment or bullying• libel
  5. 5. • don„t contradict yourself• don„t lie (and don‟t exaggerate)• don„t name names• check what your co-workers can see• add managers/co-workers to “Restricted” list
  6. 6. sourcesThirty-seven percent of companies use social networks to research potential job candidates, according tonew CareerBuilder Survey - Posts on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Blogs - if It Enrages Your Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected - Employee Protection Act (CEPA) N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 - post costs waitress her job - intern busted by Facebook - Denied Degree Over ‘Drunken Pirate’ MySpace Photo Sues School - to Tweet Your Way Out of a Job -’s speech protected - Gov. Vetoes Employer Facebook Password Request Ban -
  7. 7. images can be reached @ vforrestal@gmail.comor on twitter @vforrestalyou can find a link to this presentation @ @ info