You Can Soon Apply For a Job Using Facebook’s Mobile App & Web
Businesses will soon be able to post job listings on their respective pages on Facebook, allowing users to apply directly without much hassle.
Facebook Wants to Make Things Easier for Businesses, Allowing Then to Post Job Listings On Their Public Pages
Hunting down a job can be a horrendous task as it involves going through different sources and outlets. Facebook on the other hand, wants to simplify things and bring jobs to people in the most convenient way possible. The social network plans to do so by allowing businesses that are thriving on Facebook to post job listings directly on their Page. Users, on the other hand, can simply head over to the respective Page, find the jobs bookmark and apply for it there and then. Facebook decided to bring this feature to its website as businesses were finding it hard to post a job listing.
We know that finding the right talent can be a challenge. 40% of US small businesses report that filling jobs was more difficult than they expected, which is surprising when you consider that these small businesses also employ nearly half of the country’s workforce.
The jobs feature will be available to businesses that reside in the United States and Canada in the coming weeks, and it will work on iOS, Android and the Web, of course. It would be pretty interesting to see if this addition by Facebook actually makes job hunting and posting an easier task than it really is. Also, given that the feature is available for United States and Canada, it’s likely the social network giant will roll it out to other regions in due course. After all, why would anyone want to keep such an important feature limited to just a couple of regions only?
We’ve tested the new jobs experience in parts of the US, and while it’s still early, businesses are already filling roles. “It was great because it was easy,” says Wendy Grahn, co-owner of the Chicago-based Lakeview Kitchen and Market. “It took three minutes to fill out the information and put it out there. Then someone saw the post, we talked, and it was done.”
The next time you are on a job hunt, make sure you check out that jobs tab on a Page you are visiting. Who knows you might just strike gold.