We interviewed a guy for an entry level position.

His interview went well and the other two people on the hiring committee were enthusiastic about him, but something about him bothered me. I don't normally check applicants out on Facebook, but I decided to in this case.

His most recent post was something to the tune of, "Just got fired again. This is such B.S."

Someone asked him in the comments what happened, and his response was, "It was my third no-call no-show. I was too hungover to bother. Those idiots had it coming for scheduling me right after a holiday."

Entitled, irresponsible, AND daft enough to broadcast it in a public post? No thanks.

We interviewed a guy for an entry level position.

Kurkey_Tooker

He was hired before I started (much before)...

I was doing an audit of our files and I noticed his background check had a conviction for child molestation, or something like that, in the 80s. This was a man my boss regularly had play santa at christmas parties. Where children would sit on his lap.

This was the moment I realized the president of the company was a total idiot.

But that guy got fired for insubordination like a year ago so. There's that.

He was hired before I started (much before)...

youhaveatinytictac

The place at which I am a board member fired someone this week because of social media.

The person was posting pictures of vulnerable individuals and making fun of people with Down Syndrome on a personal Facebook. A family member notified staff about the posting. The staff member thought it was outrageous to be fired from the camp for special needs kids for the posts.

The place at which I am a board member fired someone this week because of social media.

Jennacyde153

I am lucky enough to have a very common, generic name.

However, if you google my name + hometown, you will run across a few news stories about a woman in my age range, who OD'd on heroin with her kid in the car. I hope those of you who do background checks verify that it definitely is the person you are interviewing.

I am lucky enough to have a very common, generic name.

lnarn

A guy who said he had an assault charge 15 years ago.

He wasn't lying, but that was the start of 27 pages of criminal history that included 2 years of incarceration, during which time his application said he was self employed as a carpenter. The history was predominantly assaults, thefts and possession of illegal drugs.

I had never before seen 27 pages of criminal history on one person.

I will add this though: He actually did turn his life around. He ended up working at the gym I went to and then got an additional job at a seafood distributor. I never would have guessed that he was the guy that would turn it all around, but he did.

A guy who said he had an assault charge 15 years ago.

RunsWithPremise

A previous (much older male) boss told me he hired me in part because my Facebook profile pic...

At the time was me balancing two beer bottles on my head. He told me this after knowing him for about 6 months.

I'm female and roughly 25 years his junior.

A previous (much older male) boss told me he hired me in part because my Facebook profile pic...

PotatoIQ

We had a 40-something lady apply for a job.

While doing the usual checks we went to her Facebook. We find out that her profile picture is of her, her husband and her daughter at a swingers party, all completely nude and her with a different man behind her. We were dumbstruck.

We had a 40-something lady apply for a job.

AydenClay

I worked for a newspaper and they hired a new director for my department.

About a year after I left the company, the newspaper's reporters were writing a story about this guy because he was trying to open a coffee shop. The reporters found out that he had murdered his girlfriend and dumped her body in Lake Michigan, then went to prison for it. The company never did a background check on him. He got fired.

I worked for a newspaper and they hired a new director for my department.

floydfan

A cousin of mine was training for a managers position...

He sat in on an interview with a women who applied for a secretary position for his boss. He immediately recognized her as a web cam girl he was into a couple of years before.

About 6 months after she was hired she was involved in an affair with my cousins boss (owner of the smallish company). Last I knew she married the boss, got pregnant, then they divorced, all within about 4 months.

A cousin of mine was training for a managers position...

SirSmeagol85

Not Facebook, but I had a candidate that was pretty decent until I ran a background check.

The guy had multiple misdemeanors for possession/selling/distribution of multiple illegal weapons, my favorite including...a cane sword.

Not Facebook, but I had a candidate that was pretty decent until I ran a background check.

kthxtyler

I was in charge of hiring staff that we needed for a group home I managed.

I saw a name come across my desk that I had to interview and I instantly looked them up.

Turns out, this was a girl that had an obsessive crush on me from years ago, add on her social media, she still did.

I was in a panic, because she was basically stalking everything I did, and I really couldn't back out because it was 5 minutes before the interview. She came in, and it was so weird...she acted normal.

We interviewed in a professional manner for about 15 minutes, showed her around, and I thought, 'Wow, maybe she has done some maturing and just let it go.'

Then we got back to my office.

I started a sentence like, 'Well, (name), it's been a pleasure having you here and I-......'

'Oh, no no no, we aren't done yet. You think you can ignore everything like you don't know what's going on?!' I know where you work, now. I know where you live, and I'm going to keep calling.'

There was more she was saying along the lines of me telling her to kindly leave, but a phone call to the police, as well as a restraining order kept her away from work and my life.

I was in charge of hiring staff that we needed for a group home I managed.

csjohnson

Had a guy come in to apply for a dump truck job.

He seemed ok, very well spoken, clean cut, not the type you usually see applying for a job driving a dump truck. He told me he had a phd in Psychology, had his own DWI / addiction counselling business but his wife divorced him and he lost everything. So I googled him, he wasn't lying, but the story goes much deeper... turns out his wife was cheating on him, when he found out where the boyfriend lived he did almost enough drugs to give himself a heart attack and went to his house, where his wife's car was parked. He shot 30 rounds from an AR-15 into the house and the car with them inside the house! Somehow he got off with only six months in jail and probation. He didn't get the job.

Had a guy come in to apply for a dump truck job.

counselling

I was sharked by a guy who was running his own startup and looking for talent in my specific field.

I liked the look of his company, his business model seemed viable, salary was competitive and he offered equity. I was bored with my current position so it was tempting.

Out of curiosity I Googled him and his email he contacted me through (his name was really common), thinking maybe he's used it to register anywhere else. His startup had no Glassdoor profile.

I found a bunch of posts by him on a South Africa forum that were really, really racist against black people. He used the n-word at least once, and was really aggressive.

I declined the offer and linked him what I found that sealed my decision. He responded back saying he wish I'd reconsider, that those comments were somebody else.

He used his LinkedIn profile photo for his avatar.

Always look up your potential employers, kids.

I was sharked by a guy who was running his own startup and looking for talent in my specific field.

GoOtterGo

Had a guy apply for an entry level post with us recently.

His resume was okay, so we offered him an interview. Social media seemed okay too. He never turned up for the interview.

A couple of weeks later, there's a story about him in the local paper. Turned out that he was living at the local boarding house, and was found in the kitchen one morning totally wasted, wearing nothing but a pair of socks. When a couple of women who also lived there tried to escort him back to his room, he got violent and assaulted them. Given the dates stated in the paper, he didn't turn up because he'd been in jail at the time of the interview.

His resume has now been added to the 'do not touch with a 10ft barge pole' section in our filing cabinet.

Had a guy apply for an entry level post with us recently.
Good resume, former military. We were going to call him in for an interview but googled him first.

Turns out he was arrested for arms trafficking. The report said he had stolen 2 or 3 small arms as well as a Stinger missile system from the base he was stationed at. The people he set up to sell the stuff to were under cover officers.

Good resume, former military. We were going to call him in for an interview but googled him first.

ilre1484

I was the intern responsible for checking references and running backgrounds at our company.

This was in my first week where I was just learning how to go about things. This guy did great in the interview so I got the go ahead to run a background check and call his references. Something popped up in his background so I had to call the police station to figure out how to get a copy of the police report since whatever happened had just happened.

I talked to someone on the phone and gave them a his name and who I was and what I was calling for. After doing so, whoever I was talking to didn't know how to go about obtaining the information on her end. She put me on a brief hold then took a call back number and promised to call me back with some info.

Well, it's a good thing neither of us knew what to do because I received a call from the police department less than an hour later. An officer told me "I'm really not supposed to be doing this but I just wanted to let you know that interview guy had been arrested for a carjacking a woman and that woman works at your company"

He saw the company name and the guys name and warned us. I'm so grateful too.

I was the intern responsible for checking references and running backgrounds at our company.

oooohweeeee

I was interviewing a much older guy for a similar position of mine.

Everything seemed okay, and he was our best candidate. Before moving forward, I did a quick google search to only find out that he was fired from his previous job because of stealing $5000 worth of computer equipment.

My director hired him anyway.

I was interviewing a much older guy for a similar position of mine.

inspeck

I was interviewing a chef for my business. The interview went great, and he had an excellent resume.

He worked at some of the top restaurants in the world, 3-michelin star type places. Even did a short cooking test with some spare-ribs and they were incredible.

There was some stiff competition though so eventually we decided to look at everyones facebook profiles. One of his old profile pics was him at a Mardi Gras parade dressed as Pikachu with a big dildo strapped on.

He got the job.

I was interviewing a chef for my business. The interview went great, and he had an excellent resume.

Chinstrap_1

I was trying to hire a nanny.

This girl sends me her application. Everything looks really good. So I put her phone number into Facebook to see what she is like, and add her to mine. Her background photo is a girl (her?) on all fours with a bra and panties on and a guy about to do drugs off her butt. I was going to send her an email saying "Due to your FB page I will not be interviewing you." My husband told me not to, in order to help out other parents she is trying to get a job from.

I was trying to hire a nanny.

Desertmermaid16

Before my company had HR I did the interviews with a couple other people.

I interviewed this girl who seemed like a good fit. After the interview I looked her up on Facebook. She had just posted "I just had a Job interview and I think it went well, the pay is shit though".

The pay wasn't shit, considering she had no experience. So my first thought was the obvious, I'm not going to hire her.

Later that evening I was in Target and I happened to see her there. She didn't see me. She had this big smile on her face and an awesome aura of someone who is very positive.

The next day I hired her. 5 years later, she worked her way up pretty high. She has an awesome career in digital marketing now.

She has no idea!

Before my company had HR I did the interviews with a couple other people.

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