How to find a job using Facebook!

August 9th, 2012 | Articles, Job Search | No Comments »

Job boards are old news. Here are a few tips to finding a job on Facebook.

1. Follow companies you’re interested in working at.

As soon as you click that “like” button, you’ll instantly have access to any updates the company posts. Keep an eye out for those that advertise new opportunities.

Some companies you follow will actually have dedicated career sections on their Facebook pages, through which you can often apply directly to an opportunity.

Finally, liking a company on Facebook will keep you updated on their activities, which could give you an upper hand if you ever do interview with them.

2. Networking with your Facebook friends.

You never know who might know about an open position. Let your friends know you’re looking by writing a simple status update, asking if anyone might be able to point you in the right direction.

If you’re feeling more private about your job search, you can always privately message any friends you think might be able to help you.

3. Facebook Marketplace

Did you know Facebook has a job board? If you go to Facebook Marketplace, you’ll find a listing of jobs, which you can filter to a specific category, location, position title, and more. You can apply directly through this application, too.

4. Facebook Ads Part One

Some companies will post ads for new opportunities, so keep an eye on the sidebar of your Facebook window. Also keep in mind that they’ll filter these ads so that they’re only viewable to a specific target audience. Make sure you have a few keywords relating to your field or career path in your Facebook profile that will help you fall into the right audience.

5. Facebook Ads Part Two

If you’re feeling bold and don’t mind putting yourself in the public eye, you might want to post a Facebook ad that advertises your candidacy. Keep it short and sweet, and link it to your Facebook profile, website, LinkedIn bio, etc. Make sure you define a target audience so that the right people see it; i.e. hiring managers or department leaders of certain kinds of companies. It’s a unique path to take, but it has been known to work.

Check out a Jobs Page on Facebook!

by Clare Saumell