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Social Media Job Creators

Facebook Social Jobs Partnership Facilitates Employment Via Networking

— October 22, 2011 — Social Media
Currently, LinkedIn seems to be the major player when it comes to social media job hunting, but the Facebook Social Jobs Partnership may soon change that.

This partnership is between Facebook and several American job associations -- the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). The goal of the partnership is to leverage the recent growth in social media job hunting to provide a social network and resource for unemployed Americans. The Facebook Social Jobs Partnership page will promote government job programs and resources to job seekers; Facebook itself will also help recruiters and government agencies learn to use social media to find job candidates.

Marne Levine, Facebook vice president of Global Public Policy, had this to say about the initiative: “We’ve brought employers, recruiters, college career services and government agencies together to help the millions of Americans who use Facebook find jobs.”
Trend Themes
1. Social Media Job Hunting - The rise of social media job hunting is disrupting traditional job search methods, creating opportunities for social media platforms and employment agencies or associations to create innovative solutions to connect job seekers and employers.
2. Partnerships with Job Associations - Collaborations between social media platforms and job associations or government agencies are providing resources and assistance for job seekers, presenting opportunities for new partnerships and models for workforce development.
3. Social Recruiting - The use of social media by recruiters and employers to find job candidates is creating a new path for job seekers and new opportunities for social media platforms to develop recruitment tools and services.
Industry Implications
1. Social Media - Social media platforms are presented with the opportunity to develop tools and features to support social media job hunting and recruitment, improving the user experience and increasing engagement.
2. Employment Agencies or Associations - Employment agencies or associations are presented with the opportunity to develop initiatives and models to integrate social media into their existing programs and services, expanding their reach and impact on workforce development.
3. Government Agencies - Government agencies can leverage the power of social media to promote government job programs and resources, and connect job seekers with employment opportunities, creating a more efficient and effective workforce development system.
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