24 Apr

Using FaceBook for Job Search

The fact that FaceBook is used by more than 300 million people makes it one of the best and most attractive sites for effective job search. Most of the top companies and their personnel have their presence on FaceBook making it even more valuable for a job seeker.

If you are new to this website, sign up and create your account. Already a member, sign in and discover a world of opportunities and job search tools. Before you begin your search keep in mind that anything you do or say could be tracked by 300 million users including employers and hiring managers. Project an image that should attract rather than repulse prospective recruiters.

FaceBook Search

The search bar at the top of the page allows you to search for anything and anyone related to your area of interest. Just type in the keyword and you can views all people, pages, groups or links associated with it. You can join groups, connect with people, add to discussions or come across job adverts.

FaceBook Groups

Just like groups and communities on other social networking sites, FaceBook also has a huge list of groups related to all job types and industry sectors. Join these groups and let people know you are looking for a job. Many groups also announce job openings that you can respond to.

FaceBook Pages

You can create a page for yourself where you can add links and promote yourself. Or, you can view other pages related to your interest and join in the discussions posted on them to let more audience know of your presence.

FaceBook Marketplace

FaceBook marketplace is like a classified section for sale items, housing, jobs and more. Not very widely used, but marketplace is where you can find some good jobs that are updated regularly.

FaceBook Ads

These are more commonly used by businesses and their products, but job seekers can also utilize them for searching jobs. With very low charges, you can increase your chances of being viewed by people manifolds. Ad creation requires you to give a title, upload a picture and add some description of who you are, what you do and what kind of job you are looking for. These are much targeted as you can choose who can view your ad.

FaceBook Applications

There are a host of other applications that may be used by job seekers as job search tools. One such application is Easy-CV application that allows you to add a brief resume and a link to the complete CV on a dedicated page.

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