Sweet! Glassdoor Using Facebook Data To Help You Land A Job.
There are plenty of ways that Facebook can end up costing you a job, but one new service hopes to turn Facebook into a tool for landing a job.
Employment website Glassdoor.com added a feature to its job search engine this week called Inside Connections, which lets job hunters use their Facebook contacts to find out if they know someone working at a company they’re interested in. All the user has to do is allow Glasssdoor access to his or her Facebook account, then each time he or she searches through Glassdoor’s directory of companies, the site will display any Facebook contacts who either currently work there or used to.
By referencing all the social dataFacebook has on its users’ employment histories, Glassdoor is making itself a bit more like LinkedIn. Not only can job hunters find details about companies and job postings in their industries, but they can also find out how to get their foot in the door.
As MainStreet has reported before, half the battle of getting your resume noticed is finding a way to get it in the hands of an actual person at the company rather than a general human resources e-mail address. Glassdoor’s feature just made that fight a little bit easier.