The fear of a job recruiter stalking your Facebook account just got shook up.
Starting Wednesday, Facebook users can apply to a job directly on the social network. So if you're browsing Facebook all day because your job is boring, you're really in luck with this new feature.
Facebook Pages in the US and Canada can now put up a job posting just as they would "a photo or a cat video," Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth said with a smile as he presented his pitch deck to Mashable. The user then simply taps a few buttons to apply.
Cat videos are fun. Jobs ... quite serious. And it's a serious endeavour for Facebook, which has come a long way from organising college parties to helping small business owners navigate the internet.
It makes sense that Facebook would get into the market. There are 65 million Facebook Pages, and all of them within the US and Canada will now be able to post about open positions on Facebook. Serious employers typically link to third-party job sites like LinkedIn or Glassdoor. This new feature eliminates those steps and keep you - the job applicant and the hiring manager - inside Facebook, just as CEO Mark Zuckerberg hoped.
Job applicants can see a list of jobs on facebook.com/jobs, a new jobs tab on the mobile app or directly on pages. You can filter the jobs based on type of business.
The whole process can be done on desktop or mobile. A Facebook user could see a job posting on their News Feed or go to a page. Some information will be pre-filled.
- Phone Number (if you have it listed on Facebook)
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