It’s finally happened: Hot on the heels of Google Plus’ recent addition of hashtags to its user interface, and long after its assimilation into the millennials’ social vernacular, the #hashtag has come to Facebook.
Facebook and other social networks can be valuable tools for employees seeking to recruit “passive” candidates — those not actively looking for new jobs, but likely to switch for the right opportunity — according to a recently published a white paper on social job sharing by social recruiting company Work4 Labs.
Posts containing advice on what to do and what not to do on Facebook when looking for jobs have been abundant, but rather than relying on generalities, AllFacebook spoke with Dreamstime Chief Financial Officer Noelle Federico to get her take on exactly what she looks for.
Stéphane Le Viet, founder and CEO of Facebook social recruiting company Work4 Labs, shared four ways that Facebook’s recently introduced advertising options can be used as part of the recruiting process.
Graduation season is upon us, and with that in mind, Facebook offered a few tips on how graduates can use some of its features, including activity log, Graph Search, and messaging via desktop or its Facebook Messenger mobile applications.
In February, the business, tech, and social media industries were abuzz with the results of a study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, during which it was revealed that in America, “droves of users” were taking breaks from Facebook. In the days that followed, the headlines worried about the fact that 27 percent of people were planning on taking a break from the world’s largest and supposedly most popular networking site.
LinkedIn may be a great resource for professionals to connect with and contact other people regarding job opportunities, but about those who are fresh out of college with resumes full of part-time jobs and internships? Eyal Grayevsky figured that college students and recent graduates usually have more Facebook friends than LinkedIn connections, so he helped create FirstJob to enable the newest job seekers to find employment through Facebook relationships. The site officially launched Monday.
Facebook is increasingly being used as a job search tool, both for employers and applicants. But it’s much more than that. Facebook users announce employment changes, chat with friends about openings, and seek out new opportunities with close friends and acquaintances. But how do these relationships on Facebook affect not only the likelihood of finding jobs, but job-seekers’ moods during the hunt? Facebook recently partnered with a Carnegie Mellon University researcher to find out.
The fact that content on users’ Facebook profiles can affect their employment prospects and higher-education opportunities has been hammered home time and again, but did photos posted on the social network derail a candidacy for one of the highest-profile jobs around: pope? Not really, but it’s still a good read.