(Image Source: Wired

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

Most people have seen someone “like” a page on Facebook, but what about potential employers liking you back? WBIN explains how that’s possible.

“Facebook has launched a social jobs application … allowing job hunters to sift through listings by location, industry and skill, you can also share job listings with other friends.”

The new service features more than 1.7 million jobs from job listing sites like Monster and BranchOut as a part of the Social Jobs Partnership initiative - which Facebook formed last year with the U.S. Department of Labor. The partnership was meant to serve as a means to help guide Facebook’s recruitment capabilities. (Via CNN Money)

A blogger for TechCrunch spoke with the CEO for Work4Labs - one of the sites involved with the partnership. The CEO thinks the service represents a tipping point for the social recruiting industry, and says …

it will help people “realize that Facebook isn’t just about pictures and friends, it’s about social connections you can use to find your next job or hire someone.”

A writer for Forbes says Facebook has already been shown to be highly effective in recruiting lower-skilled workers, and “a foothold in the lower end of the market could serve as a nice starting point for moving upstream and eating LinkedIn’s business.”

A writer for CNET says a closer look shows Facebook’s app is still taking its first steps, but LinkedIn should already start looking over its shoulder.

“Facebook is not making any money directly off this application, so this doesn’t mean the company is getting into the jobs listing business just yet. Still, LinkedIn must be worried. The new app … highlights how much Facebook is at the core of social jobs recruiting -- LinkedIn’s bread and butter.”

But a writer for Wired says LinkedIn doesn’t need to get worried just yet. She says...

“It’s a far from seamless process … in its current state, Facebook’s Social Jobs app is more of an extra side tool than an actual player in the job-hunting space.”

Facebook is still working out the kinks in its Social Jobs app - which is in its Beta edition. So far, shares of LinkedIn have fallen as much as 3.7 percent after the app’s launch.

Facebook Rolling Out Job Search Tool

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Nov 15, 2012

Facebook Rolling Out Job Search Tool

(Image Source: Wired

BY SCOTT MALONE

ANCHOR MEGAN MURPHY

Most people have seen someone “like” a page on Facebook, but what about potential employers liking you back? WBIN explains how that’s possible.

“Facebook has launched a social jobs application … allowing job hunters to sift through listings by location, industry and skill, you can also share job listings with other friends.”

The new service features more than 1.7 million jobs from job listing sites like Monster and BranchOut as a part of the Social Jobs Partnership initiative - which Facebook formed last year with the U.S. Department of Labor. The partnership was meant to serve as a means to help guide Facebook’s recruitment capabilities. (Via CNN Money)

A blogger for TechCrunch spoke with the CEO for Work4Labs - one of the sites involved with the partnership. The CEO thinks the service represents a tipping point for the social recruiting industry, and says …

it will help people “realize that Facebook isn’t just about pictures and friends, it’s about social connections you can use to find your next job or hire someone.”

A writer for Forbes says Facebook has already been shown to be highly effective in recruiting lower-skilled workers, and “a foothold in the lower end of the market could serve as a nice starting point for moving upstream and eating LinkedIn’s business.”

A writer for CNET says a closer look shows Facebook’s app is still taking its first steps, but LinkedIn should already start looking over its shoulder.

“Facebook is not making any money directly off this application, so this doesn’t mean the company is getting into the jobs listing business just yet. Still, LinkedIn must be worried. The new app … highlights how much Facebook is at the core of social jobs recruiting -- LinkedIn’s bread and butter.”

But a writer for Wired says LinkedIn doesn’t need to get worried just yet. She says...

“It’s a far from seamless process … in its current state, Facebook’s Social Jobs app is more of an extra side tool than an actual player in the job-hunting space.”

Facebook is still working out the kinks in its Social Jobs app - which is in its Beta edition. So far, shares of LinkedIn have fallen as much as 3.7 percent after the app’s launch.

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