With a large number of graduates worldwide, yearning for jobs relevant to their skill sets, there is a huge demand from both the employers and the job-seekers for a reliable platform that enables them to effectively utilize their education and passions in the practical world. LinkedIn is considered to be the world’s largest professional network, while Facebook is the most influential social platform. To cut the chase, many employers were already using Facebook to select the right candidates for the vacancies in focus using their contacts as references, but now Facebook has decided to compete with LinkedIn in the professional sphere for good. It recently launched its own Job Board called Facebook Social Jobs Partnership, that presents a quick and effective way to find the right job from millions of available vacancies. The US Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, and Facebook are the partners of this project while BranchOut, DirectEmployers, Work4Labs, Jobvite, and Monster.com serve as the job sources, that can be sorted on the basis of industry, location, and skills.
The Social Jobs Partnership app allows you to browse its job database using custom keywords, location, category and subcategory. It is important to select a location of interest so as to make the job search more effective, This is the very reason why the Job Portal encourages you to specify the proximity of your location focus while providing you the option to lookup your current location, automatically. For instance, if you’re looking for a business-related job, specify the job title as the keyword, the location parameters of where you would want to work, the category and the subcategory in order to refine the search results for relevance. It also provides you with the option to search for veteran-friendly jobs near you.
Although it may take some time for Facebook’s initiative to settle in, while the majority still sticking to the conventional jobsites in order to search for the best jobs for them, but a blog or a testimonials section may help in promoting and attracting a deserving social base from the overall Facebook user list. Although it publicizes the partners and sources, but providing a list of companies in a prominent manner may also enhance its outlook. At present, the number of total jobs ticker at the top of the app is an attractive way to help job-seekers and employers in realizing its significance in achieving their goals.