Facebook has announced that it will roll out a job hunting tool to more than 40 countries soon, including the U.K. The feature has already been available in the United States and Canada since last year and, according to a poll of 5,000 people by Morning Consult, one in four people in the U.S. found a job through Facebook.
In its announcement, Facebook said:
“Since introducing job postings on Facebook in the US and Canada last year, we’ve built new features for businesses like the ability to create job posts on mobile, manage applications, and schedule interviews. Job-seekers can also set up job alerts for the type of roles they’re interested in.”
According to Facebook, users will be able to visit facebook.com/jobs (currently redirects to Facebook's careers page) or select “Jobs” in the “Explore” section on mobile. Additionally, you can press the Jobs icon in Marketplace or visit the Jobs tab of a business’ page. Once you’ve found a job you want you can create an application through the platform and it’ll be populated with your job history from Facebook, which you can edit before submitting it. Once you’ve applied you’ll be put in contact with the business via Messenger and you can also subscribe to new job alerts.
If you’re a business looking to hire people, the new feature allows you to post jobs containing a title, the job type, the salary, and more. Job postings can be found on the business page, the Jobs dashboard, the Marketplace, and in the News Feed.
Facebook topped off the announcement by saying that it plan to invest $1 billion in 2018 on new programmes in order to connect businesses and Facebook users.
We've reached out to Facebook to let us know more about which countries have received the new functionality but in the mean time let us know in the comments if you've got the new feature.
Update: Facebook's Alex Himel confirmed a "worldwide roll out" to countries including Brazil, Mexico, the U.K., and France.