Facebook Gets Into The Jobs Space With Social Jobs App
10:12 am on Nov 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
The new SJP app is a central location where recruiters can share open positionswith the Facebook community sorted by industry, location and skills. Today, the app launches with employment opportunities provided by BranchOut, DirectEmployers, Work4Labs, Jobvite and Monster.com. Together, these developers are offering applicants access to more than 1.7 million jobs currently hosted on Facebook.Facebook Gets Into The Jobs Space With Social Jobs App [newsroom.fb.com]
LinkedIn stock took a nice little dive on that announcement...
9:48 pm on Nov 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
I just went to try it out...
Big problems with locality - I searched for jobs in my home town and "within 50 mi", and was offered opportunities in Great Britain. That would be one heck of a morning commute.
I'd be better off visiting each of their supplier partners separately. I suppose it would be handy if I could search all those sites at once and see aggregated results, but... it's not that. The listing providers are tabbed.
12:43 pm on Nov 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
Is it just a question of poor implementation? The idea is good, imho.
1:37 am on Nov 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
yes, it's poor implementation. Conceptually poor, as well as being functionally faulty.
It's actually nothing more than searching several different job sites in an AJAXy tabbed interface. No different from using, say... Firefox?