Now, You Can Apply For Jobs Directly From Facebook
Facebook on Wednesday began letting the businesses in the US or Canada to post jobs and take applications from the job seekers, posing a challenge to the Microsoft-owned LinkedIn.
The platform’s users would be able to find help-wanted posts at the business pages on Facebook or by at looking in a new ‘Jobs‘ bookmark on the leading social network’s mobile application.
The social network would now let employers post jobs directly to their Page, and users can apply for those jobs on Facebook. Applications were pre-populated with a user’s Facebook data (though it could be altered), then sent to the employer via the Messenger. Facebook hopes that the employers and prospective employees would then use the Messenger to communicate throughout the courting process.
The California-based Internet giant, Facebook said in an online message that “people and businesses now use Facebook to fill and find jobs, so we were rolling out a new feature that would allow for job posting and application directly on Facebook.”
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Job postings might appear in the news feed streams if the firms pay to promote them. Clicking on the “Apply Now” button would open an online form that had been already filled out with the relevant information from a person’s Facebook profile, according to the social network.
Applicants would then be able to add, edit, and review forms before submitting them, according to the Facebook. Company representatives managing the business pages at Facebook would be able to examine the applications and then contact the potential applicants using the Messenger text notification service.
Facebook said that it have tested the new tools in the US and would be rolling them out broadly in the US and the Canada in the coming weeks. Microsoft has recently reported that a rise in the profits over the past quarter, showing the gains in the cloud computing and other new areas of focus as it has absorbed the LinkedIn social network.
The US tech giant, which was shifting away from the dependence on the software to a broader array of services, said the LinkedIn acquisition boosted its revenue in the last three months of the year but dragged on the profit.
Microsoft also owns a small piece of Facebook due to an investment in the social network about a decade ago.