This week, Facebook rolled out a new recruiting feature, trying to prove that they will always be the number one social network.
Local business pages can now post job openings on your newsfeed through their status updates. With this feature, Facebook can now reach out to potential employees, even when they aren't actively looking for a job (but are actively scrolling through their newsfeed). Facebook also makes it easy for you to apply by having an "Apply Now" button that is autofilled with your profile information and sent in through Facebook Messenger.
Another way to find local listings is on the left side of your homepage, under "jobs" where you can filter by location, industry or job type.
The new feature is really helpful for small businesses, who are looking for part time employees, as opposed to people trying to change careers that might turn towards LinkedIn. Smaller businesses tend to be looking for casual job seekers just browsing for any opportunity that might come to the surface.
So, my question is, how do you feel about applying to a job on social media?
As a college student looking for jobs myself, that makes me a little iffy. Not because I have anything to hide, but because I want my first impression to come off as professional. Most college students nowadays are trying to hide their social identity, and show companies that you are an adult, in every way, shape and form. A student's Facebook profile might not reflect that 100%, even if they are the right candidate for the job.
Get out there and find your next side hustle!