The Social (Job) Network: New Facebook App Matches Your Friends with the Best Jobs

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Facebook’s #1 recruiting app, ‘Work for Us,’ is launching a revolutionary solution that uses profile data to automatically match a user’s friends with the best jobs.

The Facebook platform provides an opportunity to disrupt the lucrative yet stagnant online and offline job search markets. Job searching has always been a social activity, and 1 of 3 hires in the US are referrals

Work4 Labs (http://www.work4labs.com), the company behind ‘Work for Us,’ Facebook’s #1 recruiting solution, today publicly launched a revolutionary new version, which automatically matches a Facebook user’s friends with the best jobs. This technology is the first to leverage Facebook’s wealth of profile data (education, interests, work history, etc.) and connections to make the job referral process as simple as sharing.

“The Facebook platform provides an opportunity to disrupt the lucrative yet stagnant online and offline job search markets. Job searching has always been a social activity, and 1 of 3 hires in the US are referrals. However, referrals are time-consuming if done well.

By doing the hard work of matching users and jobs, our app allows Facebook users to easily distribute relevant job opportunities among the 30 billion items already shared monthly on Facebook,” says Stéphane Le Viet, CEO and founder of Work4 Labs.

By leveraging advanced job-matching algorithms and Facebook’s social graph, the ‘Work for Us’ app allows users to automatically see which friends are the best matches for specific jobs. Work4 Labs developed this proprietary technology following a one-year partnership with a computer science and statistical research lab in Paris, France

The app is very straightforward to use for both recruiters and referrers. Any company can install the ‘Work for Us’ app for free in minutes, thus creating a full social career site on their Facebook Page.

When users visit jobs posted through a company’s ‘Work for Us’ app (e.g., L’Oréal Global Recruitment: http://goo.gl/dcR4b), they have access to a section called “See Friends Matching this Job.”

Once authorized, the app processes Facebook and LinkedIn profile data – education, work history, interests, location, and so on – to suggest the most relevant friends for the job.

Several companies, such as L’Oréal, Citibank, and Accenture, have experienced the power of the 'Work for Us' app and have seen it disrupt job discovery for 600+ million Facebook users.

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