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Facebook Would Really Like to Be the LinkedIn For Everyone

When you’re on the job hunt, LinkedIn is one of the first sites you’ll visit. Facebook doesn’t like it when other sites are the first place people go to for anything, so it launched job listings early last year for the U.S. and Canada. Now, it’s rolling out to 40 more countries, which could impact everyone.

Facebook has a unique position as the company that knows everything about you. You can apply to jobs on Facebook quickly by letting the site automatically enter key information on the application. In particular, Facebook’s jobs listing marketplace excels in industries where customized resumes aren’t necessarily the norm, like when applying to retail or service industry jobs.

Even if you’re in the U.S. or Canada where this feature has been live, though, this still might impact you. Sites like LinkedIn have been huge targets for companies looking to hire because they have such a large userbase, but with only two countries having access to Facebook’s job market, it could’ve been overlooked. With a much wider audience, more companies even within North America may take notice and start listing more jobs. If you’re on the job hunt and haven’t checked out Facebook, it might be a good time to look.

Source: TechCrunch

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