Move Over, LinkedIn! Facebook Is Testing A Feature That Will Allow You To Search For Your Dream Job

Every day over 1 billion people worldwide use Facebook. 1 billion people perusing for hours on the social media platform to check in on their ex-significant other, checking out what their friends ate for the day and maybe even finding gainful employment? Finally, maybe all those hours we spent scrolling and liking were actually productive!

 

Even though the social media platform has over 1 billion users, they are actively working to find ways to draw in even more users. The latest step in Facebook acquiring more users sees them branching into the world of job recruitment.

A spokesperson for Facebook recently said, “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.”

With the new Jobs functionality, companies would be able to drive even greater traffic to their Facebook pages and pay the social network to ensure that their job openings find their way in front of potential candidates, similar to how Facebook Ads or sponsored posts work today. Of course, the new Jobs feature also see’s Facebook taking a competitive stab at LinkedIn which has served as the primary online career focused social media platform.

The new Jobs feature announcement comes just a month after Facebook enabled their Marketplace. Marketplace allows users to directly buy and sell items locally, up to a 100 mile radius of where you are. A quick glance at the Marketplace shows countless listings for clothes, shoes, cars and even services like window tinting.

Next time someone tries to judge you for spending hours on Facebook, just tell them you’re job hunting!