On Wednesday (11/14), Facebook launched a job board application, called the Social Jobs Partnership Social Jobs App, with the goal of revolutionizing the Internet job-sphere. According to the official statement from Facebook upon launch:
“When it comes to economic growth, few issues are more important than matching qualified candidates with great jobs. In that spirit, we know that the power of social media — the connections between friends, family and community — can have an outsized impact on finding jobs.”
Facebook cited statistics that state Facebook is an asset to the hiring process, noting that half of employers are using Facebook in their hiring process, and 54% of those using Facebook anticipate it becoming a more important part of the talent acquisition process in the near future. The job board is part of Facebook’s partnership with the U.S. department of labor and displays a culmination of search results from companies partnered with Facebook.
While the job board has a lot of potential to rival other online job search outlets, it’s experiencing a handful of glitches and issues in the wake of its launch.
Here are some of the glitches as of launch week:
There are also pros to the new job board:
Every new application has its share of issues, and once the Facebook job board irons out the kinks it has potential to be beneficial as traditional online job boards struggle to remain relevant. If executed properly, the mixing of social media with job search is an idea that Facebook can cash in on to rise above the competition.