There are numerous job portals, professional network sites, etc. but today we are going to discuss about portals which are known by most of the people, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google. While LinkedIn is established ruler in their jungle, Facebook and Google are the new entry and trying to dominate this new territory with the help of their own ruled jungle. LinkedIn in leader in professional network while Facebook and Google has also launched their portals to attract professionals and offer jobs to their platform. Despite all three companies have their own approach of getting the work done, one become the king by its “will” while the other two are “stubborn” to take that position.
Founded in December 28, 2002, Mountain View, California, US, is the social networking sites for the professionals (https://www.linkedin.com). Job seekers used to upload CV while professionals post jobs and hire employees. Most of the company income is from selling their user data to recruiters and professionals. It has about 500 million users with more than 100 million active users. Every user is supposed to create profiles in order to access this portal. The user profile also includes their CVs describing their work experience, skills, company employed at and all the information relevant for any recruiters. Users create “connections” to each other in this professional social network, which may reflect their real life professional circle.
A member’s list of connections can then be used in a number of ways:
- Users can obtain introductions to the connections of connections (termed second-degree connections) and connections of second-degree connections (termed third-degree connections)
- Users can search for second-degree connections who work at a specific company they are interested in, and then ask a specific first-degree connection in common for an introduction
- Users can find jobs, people and business opportunities recommended by someone in one’s contact network.
- Employers can list jobs and search for potential candidates.
- Job seekers can review the profile of hiring managers and discover which of their existing contacts can introduce them.
- Users can post their own photos and view photos of others to aid in identification.
- Users can follow different companies.
- Users can save (i.e. bookmark) jobs that they would like to apply for.
- Users can “like” and “congratulate” each other’s updates and new employments.
- Users can wish each other a happy birthday.
- Users can see who has visited their profile page.
- Users can endorse each other’s skill.
Microsoft has acquired LinkedIn for US $26.2 Billion and the deal was completed on December 8, 2016.
Facebook Job Board
Facebook has a very large user base with about a Billion users. Announced on November, 2012, it’s now planning its user base to make their own job portals named “Social Jobs Partnership”. It is supposed to be an important new source of income for the company, they already had users, small companies would prefer Facebook over any other and familiar interface for the recruiters and job seekers. Company and the recruiters already had an upper hand with their user base. However Facebook is just providing a platform which looks more like a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/socialjobs). As mentioned at page’s about
The Social Jobs Partnership is a collaboration between Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).
At the time of launch it had 1.7 million openings from recruiting companies already working on the platform, including Work4 Labs, BranchOut, Jobvite, DirectEmployers and Monster.com.
In order to find the job just visit the page, search through job as of your requirement and apply for that.
Google is the newest player in this game. Trying to use their brand name to create a new business for them. You can access this via hire.withgoogle.com. It’s still in early stage with the limited access and only users with invite can access this. Currently it is being tested by Medisas, Poynt, DramaFever, SingleHop, and CoreOS. There was speculation about Google sharing user’s data (search history, web browsing habits) to the employers.
In a statement to Gizmodo Google clarified:
“Google does not share private information such as search or viewing history. Only the information that applicants input into Google Hire will be shared – for example, first name, last name, email address, resume, cover letter, etc.”
Google further said:
“Only information that a candidate voluntarily provides would be passed to a prospective employer as part of their online application. Private information will not be shared.”