Learn With Facebook – A Competitor for LinkedIn
Facebook has been lurking around trying to reach its grubby paws all over the internet. Not to show the billion-dollar corporation in a bad light, but yeah this has been happening for some time. Right from the acquisition of Whatsapp and Instagram, right now Facebook in jumping into a new realm. The realm of job hunting and employee recruitment. I guess you can say that this was a long time coming. The Learn with Facebook has been under development for quite some time and finally has reached fruition this year.
Inventiva covered this event and had this to say about the move:
Over the last year or so, Facebook has slowly been encroaching on LinkedIn’s territory as the go-to platform for people who want to leverage their networks of contacts to expand their career prospects with the launch of a way for people to connect with each other in mentoring relationships and to look for jobs. Now, with one million jobs now secured through the social network, Facebook today took the next step in that strategy: it has launched a new education portal, Learn with Facebook; and it is expanding features for two services it had already launched that are adjacent to that, Mentorships and Jobs.
Learn with Facebook – What is this about?
Learn with Facebook will have two major modules among 13:
Mentorships and Jobs
Mentorships work just like LinkedIn. You set up and build a portfolio. As you build networks and make connections, your will get matched with Mentors or Mentees based on your requirement. On the other hand you have jobs that you can post and recruiters can check up too. This provides a sort of nurturing environment for you to grow career wise.
Tech Crunch had this to say about the developments:
Fatima Saliu, head of policy marketing at Facebook, says that the aim is to get the ball rolling but that the ambitions of how Facebook hopes to develop the product longer-term are more ambitious.
“This is the foundation and the beginning,” she said, noting that Facebook is creating partnerships with third parties for those who might want to continue learning more skills, for example working with Goodwill Community Foundation to promote the new learning portal, and a number of partnerships with community colleges that it has forged in the last several months (13 of these have been announced so far). All of this is part of the company’s bigger mission to train 1 million people and small businesses in the U.S. in digital skills by 2020.
I hope that this blog helped you understand what Facebook is up to in regards with the job market. LinkedIn is still in the lead so you don’t worry. But in the coming times you can expect certain changes in how the game is going to change. Adhuntt can help you and your brand ahead of the curve – Keep reading and learning with us from our blog. If you something you would like to add, do drop it down below in the comments section. Until next time.