Facebook, one of the most interactive online social media and social networking service started
Facebook, one of the most interactive online social media and social
networking service started testing out a new jobs tab back in November.
With this tab you can post open positions, so that job seekers can easily
search and apply for those vacancies without missing them. Facebook
confirmed that this week, the new functionality is going to be rolled out
to all business Pages, starting with North American-based organizations.
Facebook has stated that,
“Beginning today, businesses in the US will be able to post job
openings, and their future employees will be able to easily find those
posts on their Page or in the new jobs bookmark. This new experience
will help businesses find qualified people where theyre already
spending their time—on Facebook and on mobile.”
As revealed, the work structure is very plain sailing. Once you desire to
advertise an open position, click on the ‘Create Job’ option, so that it is
registered to the new Page Post options buttons.
Now its simple, just fill the pertinent details with a brief description
about you openings and post it.
This post will be now available on an accessible new Jobs tab for page
visitors as shown:
Its now made easier for the job seekers, when you are gonna apply, much of
your information are auto-populated based on your Facebook data, so that
you can fill only the “Why do you think you’re a good candidate…” field and
can submit your application via Messenger.
Page admins are provided with a power of viewing your application and
contacting applicants via message, “all on mobile and all in one place”.
The job post pages are free to post and will also use Facebook’s
advertising System to reach more visitors.
This new feature makes us wander that Facebook takes steps on career and
job seekers. Early April we have encouraged that Facebook would soon
compete LinkedIn by employing the enlightenment graph to power a new career
intelligence and recruitment system.
Facebook research Team recently conducted an experiment on two portions,
one is who’s more beneficial in helping you find a job and the other is how
jobs run in families.
But those studies gave a note that rather than utilizing their 1.86 Billiom
strong network to learn and know people’s everyday preferences, Facebook is
also used for career development insights and links, if properly utilized
Facebook could make The Social Network a powerful challenger for LinkedIn,
whose knowledge graph concentrate more on career insights and being a
effective platform for job seekers.
Facebook’s knowledge graph too have a couple of significant advantages like
size and more interactive people, giving them more opportunity for
exposure, along with specific targeting to the right candidates, opening up
new job ad targeting options like ‘Target people in similar roles’ or
‘Target people with similar profiles as your current employees’, which
recruiters could theoretically utilize by uploading the e-mails of their
But these data options are not available yet, Facebook is starting out with
only US and Canadian businesses. But there is opportunity for expansion and
greater utilization of Facebook’s vast knowledge graph, the Facebook
research team has already been performing research on how they can bring
more career related insights and preferably it would be made available by
November and will be a better competitor of LinkedIn.