Facebook is testing a new „Jobs“ tab, which lets you create job listings


Facebook is constantly testing out new features, looking to expand its business in all possible directions. In October, the company launched Marketplace, taking a stab at online retailers, like eBay and Amazon. The newest feature threatens LinkedIn and other job listings sites. Here’s all we know about the „Jobs” tab.

TechCrunch were the first site to notice the tab and break the story. When they asked a Facebook spokesperson, they weren’t shy to confirm the feature: “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,” they said.

“Hiring? You can publish a job post on your Page,” the new tab reads. You can include job details, like salary, full-time or part-time and others. On the side of the applicant, a button with “Apply Now” will appear next to the listing, which will apparently show up on your timeline, as well as in a separate tab for Jobs only. And while applying and posting jobs through Facebook might seem a little weird at first, it’s actually a natural transition. A lot of people already kind of post job listings on the social network. Giving them the software infrastructure to do it might make that even more popular. As far as business models are concerned, the current test indicates that Facebook will allow you to “boost” by paying for them.

Last year, the company also added Profile Tags, which look quite similar to LinkedIn’s endorsements. You say you’re a website designer and people confirm it by giving you a thumbs up, which then shows up on your profile info. Step by step, Facebook seems to be figuring out its potential as a business network.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/07/jobbook/
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