I've seen some companies asking applicants in job application forms to provide links to their social networks pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc). This information is always optional.
I wonder if it makes any sense to submit an account on a website other than LinkedIn.
I guess it can be quite harmful if one posts something inappropriate (e.g. sexist jokes) and/or just controversial (like political opinions).
- Can it benefit the candidate? What do HRs expect to see there?
- Are candidates expected to provide links to their accounts in social networks only if they post things related to their work?
I have accounts on Instagram and Facebook, and usually I just post selfies, pictures of cute animals, food or just some landscapes. So, nothing work related, nothing very interesting, but also nothing that can be harmful to my career. Is there any reason to/not to provide this information when asked?