Social media has become one of the leading ways of looking for work. Since Facebook added its Jobs feature, it offers another option for people seeking new employment. Users can review Facebook Jobs posting on company Facebook page and apply directly with the click of a button. According to a recent survey, almost two-thirds of employers use Facebook when they recruit. For job seekers, it makes sense to learn how to use Facebook to find job openings in your area.
How quick is it to start searching for new jobs in your area with Facebook Jobs?
Quickly Apply with Facebook Jobs
If you want to apply for a posting on Facebook Jobs, all you do is click the “Apply Now” button. This will take you to another page that pulls the background information you have listed – specifically your work history and education data that you have made public on your site. As opposed to uploading a resume, Facebook eliminates a step in the application process by automatically filling in your data! Make sure that your relevant experiences and education are up to date before getting started.
You can send the application as it is displayed, or make changes to it. Instead of uploading a resume, a text box with a 1,000-character limit allows you to add other information. When you hit the send button, the information is sent to the company in a Facebook message.
Companies will only be able to see the information that you have made public. Still, it is always a good idea to check your settings to make sure you are not displaying any information you do not want a hiring manager to see. More than 70 percent of employers eliminate candidates from consideration because of what the employer found on their Facebook page, such as comments or pictures that are inappropriate.
How Can You Find Facebook Jobs in Your Area?
The new tool enables companies to put up a job posting on their page feed. Once posted, Facebook Jobs will appear in the feed the same as any other post. Each job listing can be found two places: on the company’s Jobs section on their Facebook page, and in Facebook searches for local jobs. If you are interested in staying alerted to jobs with any particular company, you can “like” their page so you will see any postings the company puts up.
At Opti Staffing, we value quality over quantity. We care about our job candidates, our results and our relationships. We take the time to get to know our candidates, enabling us to make better matches with employers. Like us on Facebook and get started applying for Facebook Jobs today!