Warnings about how Facebook and the workplace don’t mix have been commonplace, and leadership development and training experts Fierce became the latest to chime in on the subject, warning that nearly one-third of employees witnessed or know of fellow employees being reprimanded over inappropriate Facebook posts.
In an effort to stifle potential Facebook mishaps, the New York Police Department has told officers to put a silencer on their social media activities. NYPD Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly recently ordered the city’s 35,000 officers to not post about their jobs on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social media sites, the New York Daily News reports.
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.
Facebook is continuing to push its Gifts program, but this time, users are being prompted to give gifts based on keywords in friends’ status updates. As sister site Inside Facebook discovered, when some users post that they’ve got good news, such as new jobs, their friends can also see a button suggesting that they purchase a Facebook Gift. A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to AllFacebook that the prompt is triggered by keywords.
Ever wondered if you have what it takes to work for Facebook (even if you’re not applying for a job as the company’s global head of diversity)? Some members from Facebook’s recruiting team went on Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session, answering questions about what it’s like to work at Facebook and what kinds of applicants they look for.
Looking for a job? Among your Facebook friends lies the potential for employment. CareerSonar, a new service, brings together a person’s connections on LinkedIn and Facebook to look for perfectly fitting job opportunities.
This week, KIXEYE has several new job openings. The company is looking for a gameplay engineer, a 3D/Unity game engineer, a mobile client engineer, a senior server engineer, and a game designer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.
This week, Wooga is hiring a university relations manager, while GLO Gaming needs a senior account executive. Slingshot SEO is seeking a client partner, and Rundavoo is on the hunt for a senior developer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.