candidate "research"

Subject: candidate "research"
From: Becca Price <RP51 -at- CHRYSLER -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 20:04:53 EST

*** Reply to note of 03/28/97 18:05

Doreen wrote:
>I got a chuckle out of Eric's recent post stating that he knows employers who
>search the archives of techwrl looking for candidates who have posted.

This is scarey. There are several questions that it's not legal for
a prospective employer to ask, because they may lead to discrimination -
like marital status, etc. For example, I have 2 adopted kids, and am
active on several adoption lists. If a prospective employer goes
trolling as described, that will become very apparent... and said prospective
employer may have a bias against adoption for some reason. My resume would
be dismissed out of hand, for a reason that might never come up in a
professional situation.

and that's a benign example. If someone were active on gay/lesbian
lists, or birth-mother-only lists, or some equally private thing
that should never come up in an interview, this is one way to discover

I haven't anything to hide, myself, but... hello internet, so long privacy.


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