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.


About Buzz Smith

Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

Posted on February 4, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Interesting and could be a great service Ric

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