Job Search With Facebook at Simply Hired

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Job search engine Simply Hired announced a rather interesting integration with Facebook today.

users who log in to SimplyHired.com.au with Facebook are able to discover jobs based on their current or previous work titles, location, interests and their friends’ companies.

From the search results page, job seekers are able to browse friends’ companies and search for job openings. Privacy concern? Perhaps, but hey, you're already friends right? This changes job search from a passive to an active process by suggesting relevant jobs and helping users tap into insider knowledge about a job from their friends.

“Simply Hired is showing what’s possible when you make it easy to find jobs through friends,” said Ethan Beard, director of Facebook Developer Network. “Personal relationships and professional networking have always been the best ways to find a new job. By integrating with Facebook, Simply Hired is bringing this to life online and helping users tap into their social connections to personalize the job search process.”

SimplyHired is really pumping this up to be a big deal and connecting it to the world's largest social network in Facebook is a pretty saavy undertaking. The company indicated that beta testing of the feature has doubled engagement for opted-in users of the U.S. version of SimplyHired.com,

“Personalization is the next generation of job search,” said Simply Hired CEO Gautam Godhwani. “Today, Simply Hired takes another significant step toward making job search simple by combining the largest social graph with the largest job database. Finally, your friends can help you find a job online.”

 

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