Job hunters around the world can now use Facebook to search and apply for vacancies at local businesses. The social network announced today that its job application function will now be available in more than 40 countries. The show was released to the US UU And Canada last year.
The company is also making it easier for companies to get their listings online by allowing them to post vacancies through the Facebook application. Once they have published a work, managers can examine applicants and communicate directly through Messenger. Job seekers can also subscribe to a company's lists.
I spoke briefly with Gaurav Dosi, the job product manager on Facebook, and asked if people treated their Facebook page as their LinkedIn. As I'm sure others have done in a similar way, I've stashed piles of high school photos, but what has the general Facebook community done with their profile and privacy settings as they grow? Can a single page function as a social place for friends and as a professional curriculum?
Dosi says yes, and that the company makes these privacy settings available. People can control what they want to share, and the jobs were a reaction to behavior that Facebook already saw on the platform. For example, people used their accounts to send messages to local businesses about openings, and companies published their vacancies as status updates. The key point here is: you simply do not have pictures of you drinking alcohol in public if you are actively applying for a professional job. It seems he has common sense, but here is his friendly reminder.