Facebook to Take on LinkedIn with the New Job Posting Features

Facebook is testing a new feature that could pressure LinkedIn recruiting business. This move allows page administrators to create job postings and obtains applications from candidates.

LinkedIn generates a major income from job seekers and recruiters who pay a monthly fee for posting resumes to get connect with the people on what’s often known as the social network for business.

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“Based on behaviour we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we’re running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates,” says, a company spokesperson.

Companies could drive more traffic to their pages With Facebook’s jobs feature at the same time allowing them to pay Facebook to get their job openings in front of more candidates.

This new feature on Facebook could compete with LinkedIn as the developers can embed “Jobs” tab in their Facebook Pages. These job postings will show up in a Jobs tab of the Page in the dedicated landing place.

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“Apply Now” button will be included in the Job postings which launches a standard job application flow. That helps people quickly apply for multiple jobs without typing in redundant information. Applications sent to the page will be received as a Facebook Message.

Facebook has launched Marketplace feature back in October which allows people to buy and sell items locally as a part of new ways to keep its users engaged to the social media platform.