Well, Facebook seems pretty aggressive these days. After revealing a competing service to Steam and Craigslist competitor before that, Facebook plans to take on LinkedIn. The company said it was testing a feature that would let pages administrator create job posting and receive the application from candidates.
“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,” a company spokesman told Reuters.
Actually, LinkedIn makes the money from the job hunters and recruiters who pay money to post their resumes and connect with people/recruiters. However, it’s not clear whether the Facebook will charge money or it will be free.
As, a Jobs tab was spotted on the Facebook Page earlier, by Tech Crunch. Now, Facebook confirms it’s experimenting with a slew of recruiting features.
Actually, this feature on Facebook created a threat for LinkedIn, as well as other international recruiting company and some companies like Mero Job, Job Dynamics, etc. in Nepal. However, this tab is still to appear on our location. Neither, the LinkedIn is used here in Nepal that much.
With Facebook’s jobs features, companies could drive more traffic to their Facebook pages while allowing them to pay the social network to get their job openings in front of more candidates, Tech Crunch said.
This feature will help the recruiters to analyze and judge the applicants. As the company can easily access the Facebook account of the applicants. That means, now anyone searching for the jobs on Facebook should be careful. It will be quite interesting to see how the LinkedIn takes this threat, in future.