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Facebook’s testing a new ‘job openings’ feature to take on the likes of LinkedIn, Glassdoor

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Taking a step beyond its social capabilities, Facebook is now racing towards the integration of numerous overhead services into its already robust platform. Post the unveiling of its steam competitor Gameroom, the social media behemoth is readying itself to take on the likes of Linkedin, Glassdoor with a new job openings tab on your business page.

Facebook on Monday confirmed to TechCrunch, who first spotted the feature, that it’s testing various recruitment options via the Jobs tab on business pages. This will enable the administrators to promote job openings on their Facebook business page and receive applications from prospective candidates. Commenting on the same, a Facebook spokesperson says,

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.

As for the features packed into this jobs tab, the social media giant will allow you to formally share a job listing with all necessary details including job title, salary, location, and whether it’ll be a full-time position or part-time. Also, these job openings will not only appear in the particular tab designated to the same but will also be prominently placed in the News Feed to attract eyeballs from users. The company is also adding a new option to share job listings via the status update composer, reports TechCrunch.

 

Credit: TechCrunch
Credit: TechCrunch

Interested candidates will be able to apply for job openings using an ‘Apply Now’ button on the business page that’ll launch a complete form, pre-populated with basic user information. The applications submitted by these candidates will be received as a Facebook Message. The buzz around the (uncertain!?) launch of this features on Facebook, a 1.8 billion user strong social platform, could threaten the recruitment capabilities of LinkedIn — recently acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion.

 

While the screenshot attached above says that the service is currently available to administrators for free but it is still unclear whether the company will one day monetize the same to add to its revenue stream.Facebook has recently stated that its revenues might tank the next quarter due to maximum ad load — no more avenues to display ads. Due to the same, the company has recently been testing another integration ‘Instant Games’ into the Messenger platform.

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