Will You Mix Business With Pleasure On Facebook Jobs?
When searching for your ideal job role, most people begin by investing a significant amount of time and even money to create the perfect CV that will enable them to stand out from the crowd. There is also an increasing pressure to go through your entire digital footprint with a fine tooth comb to protect your reputation.
Employers are already removing potential employees from shortlists because of information found online. A quick look at the rise and fall of Ken Bone revealed how even a Reddit comment could be misunderstood and used against us when we receive our 15 minutes of fame.
However, locking down your Facebook privacy settings so only your friends can see those wild holiday photos from your younger days will no longer be enough if Mark Zuckerberg and co get their way.
Facebook recently revealed that they were currently testing a feature that would enable page administrators to create job postings and receive applications for candidates through the social network.
Based on behavior we've seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we're running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates Facebook spokesman
It’s no secret that LinkedIn generates the majority of its income from job seekers and recruiters who subscribe to a premium service when looking for a dream role or perfect candidate. This latest move by Facebook will predictably be seen as muscling in on LinkedIn’s niche market.
The somewhat aggressive maneuver is a transparent attempt to leverage LinkedIn’s 467 million users who would be more inclined to add more personal information on their social media profile. The appeal for businesses would be the opportunity to have their job ads in front of Facebook’s 1.75 billion monthly users and increase traffic to the pages. But, it would still be a pay