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

14.11.2016

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/
Pic:  ©WDnetStudio
 
Create your freelance profile and land new projects without any fees!

 Sign up now

More articles

  • Snapchat unleashes spectacles via yellow vending machines

    Snapchat announced Spectacles back in September and everybody was kind of surprised. The company is not exactly known as a hardware maker. Plus, Google, a giant in every sense of the word, tried and failed on the Glass front. But Snapchat might have found the way. For 130 dollars, the camera sunglasses are now available… kind of.
  • Google Home is a worthy competitor to the Echo

    The verdict on Google’s smart home speaker is in. The first Google Home devices have started arriving and reviewers were not disappointed. Unsurprisingly, the Google Assistant shows off that, when it comes down to search, the company is difficult to beat. For 130 dollars, the Home offers an intriguing glimpse into the smart home of the future.
  • Facebook made 100 million dollars in Q3 by fighting ad blockers

    Back in August, Facebook decided to put a stop to ad blocking software that is costing the social network a significant amount of revenue. And although the Adblock community initially kept finding workarounds, Facebook has managed to stay on top. And it has paid off. If Facebook’s numbers are correct, they made around 100 million thanks to that.

Comments

  • No comments available

Comment this article