On Tuesday, Facebook Inc. unveiled its new Graph Search tool (pictured below), which will enable users to search friends, and friends of friends, for all kinds of information. Instead of simply directing users to the timelines, Facebook’s Graph Search tool will allow users to search “photos,” “likes” and comments — with just simple short phrases, Facebook product manager Kate O’Neill, told ABC News.
At the same time, new web applications like Sonar, BeKnown and BranchOut allow job seekers to see who from their social networks are employed at companies that might have job openings for them.
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By now, we’ve all heard about how employers scope out the Tweets and Facebook profiles of job seekers to winnow down the field of applicants. But job seekers may be surprised to hear just how many recruiters now use social media throughout the hiring process. Perhaps more surprising still, most recruiters are apparently checking for … Continue reading »
Keep your friends close, but your prospective employees closer | Facebook, LinkedIn Used for Screening
: Social media circles can reveal a lot about a candidate. With the pervasive, worldwide adoption of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, job seekers know that the all-important first impression is potentially made well before the first interview. But just how many hiring managers browse social media profiles, and what types of … Continue reading »
Could you imagine a job interview during which your interviewer asks you for your Facebook password? Well folks, it’s happening and you should know what to do when it happens to you. Let’s go over some things you can do to protect yourself on a job interview. Don’t forget: You have the right to a … Continue reading »
Daily Mail – Setting high privacy controls and de-tagging yourself in photos may not be enough to keep potential employers from having concerns about your social media self. Rather than trying to get around the pesky password protections of Facebook and email accounts, certain government agencies and colleges are cutting straight to the source. Some … Continue reading »
Reblogged from Airman & Family Readiness Center: It can take as little as 10 minutes for someone to go through your Facebook profile and predict how you’ll perform in the workplace. In a new study to be published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology, researchers asked a university professor and two students to spend … Continue reading »
UPDATE) Facebook Jobs Tool / Not A LinkedIn Killer writes Forbes, A Lame New App writes Business Insider
Facebook Social Jobs App – Not A LinkedIn Killer – Forbes Well if you try the app (click here to try it out), you find it to be a fairly poorly implemented search system which doesn’t even come close to the services offered by LinkedIn or Indeed.com (Indeed is one of the most successful job …Continue reading »
Among those who have recently lost a job, social networksin general and online ones in particular may be useful to cope with stress and find new employment write Moira Burke and Robert Kraut in Using Facebook after Losing a Job: Differential Benefits of Strong and Weak Ties on thoughtcrumbs.com. (Adapted choosen excerpts by JMM to follow) The study focuses on …Continue reading »