4 Ways to Promote Your Open Job Positions on Facebook

Do you promote your open job positions on Facebook?

These days, if you want to find and hire the right job candidates, you simply have to post your jobs on Facebook - the world’s largest social media network in 2018.

More and more job seekers are turning to social media to find jobs. LinkedIn’s research, nearly half of all professionals (49%) are following companies on social media with the intent to stay aware of their open job positions.

Younger generations live, breathe and find jobs on Facebook. As Aberdeen Group has found out, an overwhelming majority (73%) of millennials found their last position through social media!

These findings offer clear proof that social media recruiting is absolutely necessary if you want to hire the best people. This is especially so because your best job candidates are passive job seekers. These people won’t visit job boards or your career site, so Facebook is your chance to reach them. If you put in some effort into promoting your employer brand on social media, you may be able to convince them to leave their current job and join your company!

How do you promote your open job positions on Facebook?

So how do you promote your open job positions on Facebook?

Do you publish a post on your company’s Facebook profile? Eventually, promote that post if your budget allows it?

That’s what most companies do. And they’re missing out!

Facebook offers many more opportunities to reach more of your perfect job candidates - for free! Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of promoting your open job positions on Facebook!

4 ways to promote your open job positions on Facebook

There are 4 main ways to promote your open job positions on Facebook:

1. Ask your current employees to share your job post

Ask your current employees to share your job posts via their personal Facebook profiles. That way your job posts will be seen by much larger audience - for free!

According to Social Media Today:

  • Content shared by employees receives 8X more engagement than content shared by brand channels.
  • Messages shared by employees went 561% further than the same message shared on a brand owned channel.

Besides, your potential candidates place much greater trust in your employees.

According to Edelman Trust Barometer:

  • Employee voice is 3x more credible than the CEO’s when it comes to talking about working condition in that company.

Your employees are your best employer brand ambassadors!

2. Promote your open job positions in Facebook groups

You can also post your job posts in different Facebook groups. There are many Facebook groups dedicated to different professional interest and areas. In these groups, you can find a large number of professionals. Posting your job in Facebook groups is a unique way to reach your target population fast, easy and completely for free!

Here are a few examples of Facebook groups that can help you recruit the right people for your company:

3. Promote your open job positions using Facebook ads

If you're willing to invest some money in promoting your Facebook job posts, you can do that using the paid Facebook ads.

Using paid Facebook ads to promote your job posts on Facebook has 2 main advantages:

  1. Greater reach (more people will see your job posts)
    Facebook is a great recruiting channel because you can use it to reach passive job seekers. These are the people who already have a job. That’s why they don’t visit the job board or your career site. However, you will find them on Facebook. If your Facebook job ad catches their attention, they might reconsider applying for your open job positions.
  2. Advanced targeting (your job posts will be shown only to your perfect job candidates)
    You can choose who will see your Facebook job ads. You can select people from the certain geographical area, based on their education level and type, current and past employers, interests, etc. Consequently, you won’t waste your money on candidates that are not a good fit for your company and your needs!

4. Promote your open job positions with the Facebook job tab

If you want to make your open job positions more visible, you can add a Facebook job tab to your Facebook profile. With recruitment software such as TalentLyft, you can easily create and set up your Facebook job tab in just a few clicks! Once you add it to your Facebook profile, your open job positions will be automatically updated.

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