Facebook is reportedly testing a new resume / CV feature
Facebook may be testing a new Resume / CV feature, according to The Next Web. The update could indicate a larger interest in the job searching and recruiting space, putting Facebook in direct competition with LinkedIn.
Of course, Facebook already lets people share their professional experience with their friends in its existing "Work and Education" section — but the newly revamped version of the section expands some categories and lets users share more detailed information about each previous jobs they've held.
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Screenshots of the tested feature indicate that the detailed summaries will not show up on your public profile, meaning that Facebook is likely making resume details hidden to everyone but recruiters.
TNW's Matt Navara posted screenshots sent to him as a tip from web developer Jane Manchun Wong that depict the new resume experience. Some staffers at TNW in Amsterdam were also able to access the new section, according to their report. Mashable has reached out to Facebook for confirmation but they did not immediately respond.
This update could be significant for what it indicates about Facebook's entrance into the social recruiting space. If the change decouples a user's personal profile from professional experience, it could show that Facebook will be rolling out a job and employee search function — without all those embarrassing college photos popping up in the same place.
This could also just be the next step toward all social media performing all and every function, becoming less and less differentiated. On October 3, LinkedIn added Snapchat-style geofilters. And on October 10, Snapchat Yelpified its app with the ability to add restaurant reviews and reservations to stories. Everything is same now. Le sigh.