If you are looking for a job, you can now use Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) to search and apply at local businesses directly on the site in more than 40 countries around the world.
Job Seekers Can Now Apply to Jobs on Facebook
When Facebook allowed job postings on its site in February of 2017, it was limited to the US and Canada. But with 70 million businesses on Facebook already using the platform to connect with potential employees, making it official globally was the next natural step.
Local businesses are primarily made up of small businesses, and they employ more than half of the working population in the US. And the percentage is also high all over the world. Bringing together both sides on Facebook provides a forum for more open communications to find the right fit.
This was highlighted by one of the businesses Facebook pointed in its press page. Ben, operations manager at Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park in Illinois, said, “We had more of the right type of candidate apply through Facebook… It was also much easier to look through applications on Facebook, and I think it was easier for candidates to complete job postings.” Sky Zone filled 11 positions after receiving more than 200 applications on Facebook.
If You are a Business
You can create job posts from your page with details about what you are offering and what you are looking for in a candidate. The post will then appear in News Feed, Marketplace, business page, and jobs dashboard. The post can also be boosted so you can reach candidates best suited for the position.
When applicants respond, you can communicate with them, schedule interviews, and send automated reminders directly by using Messenger.
Separating Your Personal and Professional Profiles
One of the challenges for applicants on social media is the content on personal profiles. Businesses now look at social media accounts to vet their potential employees. And having your personal and professional profile on one site might provide more information than you are willing to provide.
It is important to remember, you have options when it comes to the privacy setting of your social media page. And by separating your professional and personal page and implementing the right privacy setting, you can avoid that embarrassing picture from landing in the HR department.