Facebook has been the go-to platform when it comes to keeping in touch with friends and family. Now, the largest social media platform in the world is testing out features that will help you in finding a job. The online social network has confirmed that it is testing a feature that will allow administrators of business pages to promote job openings on their pages and receive applications from job candidates.
According to reports, this feature could help Facebook “muscle in” on LinkedIn, which derives much of its revenue from companies paying to search for new recruits. “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,” a Facebook spokesman said in a statement.
Facebook is no stranger to new endeavors in sectors already dominated by one company. In October 2015, the social network challenged Craigslist with the launch of Marketplace, a new section of its mobile app that lets people list their furniture, cars and clothes for sale to any Facebook users in their area. Last week, Facebook launched Gameroom, a PC gaming platform that takes aim at Steam.