Just when you think Facebook can’t add any more strings to its bow, the social media giant is now going to help you find a new job. The company announced yesterday that admins for the 65 million+ business Pages on the network will soon be able to post jobs on Facebook and receive applications through Messenger.
The new feature is rolling out over the coming weeks, but only in the US and Canada. Admins can create the jobs posts and include all the details using the Page composer. The listing must include a photo, job title, location, description, and state if it’s full-time or part-time, there’s also room for optional info such as a summary. The vacancies will then appear on the business’ Page like a regular post, and also within the new “jobs” tab. If you already Like or follow a Page, the listing will appear in your news feed.
If you’re interested in a position, just hit the “Apply Now” button to submit an application. Facebook will fill in any information it already knows about you from your public profile, which can be checked and edited before submission. The Page admins can then review the forms on Facebook and contact the applicants via Messenger.
There’s also a new dedicated jobs bookmark, which lets people search through all current vacancies using different filters.
The feature has been in a testing phase since November throughout parts of the US and it appears to be working well. It definitely looks as if it could benefit everyone: employers, jobs seekers, and Facebook, which will doubtlessly see more user engagement with business Pages. Watch out, LinkedIn.