Facebook looks set to enter the Online Professional services with Facebook Jobs, It is set to launch later this summer, according to a report by the WSJ. “Facebook Jobs” will be an aggregator that pulls in job postings by third party providers and makes them available in one place and creates a searchable database of jobs for users to browse (forbes).
I heard this news and was wondering what will happen to the Job services Apps on Facebook? Facebook’s social graph can be leveraged by job posting and recruitment apps like BranchOut, JobVite, Work4 Labs and Glassdoor. These apps have attracted millions of users in months thanks to the inherent viral nature of the network. Facebook is not cutting them off, but rather partnering with them to become a comprehensive social recruitment solution.
The biggest threat however may be to LinkedIn whose primary target is for online professional profiles and Job postings. With a 900 Monthly base to a 150 Million of that LinkedIn, If Facebook plays this right, It might yet be the new saving grace to heard out into winning ways.
I mean look at it from this angle. Social + Professional, isn’t this our life already? If this hooks up in one portal then its a gain or loss depending on how you look at it but with Facebook demographic Information which has helped targeted Ads to sales organization, The Power of Facebook Jobs might be unlimited. From Professional job posting to Social Job postings and … the graph can only go high for Facebook.
One Question though, Hope Google isn’t cooking anything similar in the cupboard?