If you’re one of the 40% of small businesses that say filling open positions is harder than expected, you just got a new way to attract talent. Facebook recently introduced Jobs on Facebook which enables brands to post job openings on their Page and on a dedicated and searchable hub of jobs.
This new addition is aimed at helping brands of all sizes find qualified people where they’re already spending most of their time online – on Facebook.
Did you know that 79% of job seekers use social media in their job search?
While you might not think people traditionally turn to Facebook to actively look for jobs, they absolutely do use Facebook, and other social media sites, to research companies before they apply. Having a strong employer brand showcased on Facebook is advantageous if you want to attract and retain the best people to work for your company.
Click Publish a job post at the top of your Page’s timeline. If you don’t see this, click Event, Products, Job + and then click Publish a job post to hire someone.
Upload a photo, enter a job title, thoroughly describe the position and add other details to your post (example: location of your company, job salary). You can also add Additional Questions if you want to ask applicants more questions.
If you’d like to receive job applications by email instead of your Page messages inbox, scroll down to the bottom and enter your email address below Receive applications by email.
In the column on the right, click Desktop News Feed or Mobile News Feed to see what your job post looks like on desktop computers or mobile devices.
To see all job applications that have been submitted, check your Page’s messages or your email if you chose to receive applications by email. To manage the job posts you’ve created, click Jobs in the left column of your Page.
Keep in mind that job posts automatically expire after 30 days. After 30 days, Page visitors won’t be able to see the job post on your Page. However, Page admins, editors and moderators will still be able to see the job post and renew it.
Click the application you’d like to view. You can:
View their contact information, as well as their work experience and education history if they’ve filled out those sections.
Click Contact and then select whether you’d like to send a Facebook message or email or call them.
Once you’ve contacted the applicant and confirmed an interview time, click Schedule Interview to create an appointment. Once you’ve created an appointment, the applicant will receive a message with the interview date and time, and both the interviewer and the applicant can cancel the appointment at any time.
Click Set Status to set the applicant’s status to Contacted, Interview Scheduled, Interviewed, Rejected or Hired. This can be helpful if you have a lot of applicants to one position.
How do I find and apply to a Page’s job post?
You may see job posts in your News Feed, but you can also find job posts by:
Clicking Jobs in the left column of News Feed. In the left column, you can search jobs, change your location or select an industry or job type. Click Subscribe in the right column to get notified about new job openings.
Going to a company’s Page to see if they have any jobs open by clicking Jobs in the left column of the Page. If there isn’t a Jobs tab, the company hasn’t posted any jobs on their Page.
To apply to a job post:
Click Apply Now.
Fill in the application (example: your experience and education).