Facebook will set up a temporary office in Vancouver, British Columbia, where it will conduct “boot camps” to train recent software engineering graduates for full-time positions with the social network, according to a report in The Vancouver Sun.
Despite statistics showing that more college admissions officers, as well as hiring managers, check applicants’ Facebook pages, many teenagers are still lax about social media security, continuing to post content that is detrimental to their online reputation. Michael P. Grace, president and CEO of Virallock, spoke with AllFacebook about the mistakes that high school and college students are making on Facebook and how they can clean up their acts for a better future.
After California passed a law banning employers from asking from social media passwords, one CEO fired back in a blog post, criticizing the state for restricting businesses from being able to fully use the resources available to them to make the best hires.
As a group of high school students is currently discovering, it doesn’t suck to work at Facebook. USA Today recently compared the perks of Facebook with those of Zynga and Google, as all three companies make sure offices are posh enough to attract the top talent.
Companies leaning on their employees for job referrals during the hiring process is nothing new, but why leave out potential contributors such as trusted former employees, or contacts who work for partners and vendors? That was the thinking behind Zao, which makes its official debut today.
So, here’s the thing: In many ways, hiring a Facebook page administrator is akin to hiring a poster child for your brand. This trusted manager will maintain and update your Facebook presence as if he or she is the brand itself that has come to life.
Facebook’s Seattle office held an open house to showcase new digs for the team of nearly 90 engineers working in the Pacific Northwest location.
Where would you rather work: Facebook, or Google? Data from online jobs and career community Glassdoor heavily favors the latter.
Facebook is an established tool on both sides of the search for employment, but Minneapolis-based marketing firm Fast Horse is relying completely on the social network to fill its opening for a new intern.
Greg Maurer will join Facebook’s office in Washington, D.C., as director of public policy, and Susan Gonzales, who has been working as a full-time consultant for the social network since August, took on the title of head of community engagement.