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Title: Facebook job adverts
Post by: steven123 on October 06, 2010, 02:56:53 PM
I know you can post jobs to Facebook but haven't explored it yet. Has anyone tried this and, if so, have you had any success with it?!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Gota on October 09, 2010, 04:48:46 PM
I'm not a recruiter but if I were looking for a job Facebook is probably the last place I'd look.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on October 11, 2010, 11:12:24 AM
Facebook,  what a waste of a life.

If you are looking for a job why would ANYONE put it on Facebook?  You would only get people who would spend their working day "playing" on Facebook when they should be working!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Malcolm on October 13, 2010, 01:59:27 PM
I'm sure people do waste working time on Facebook when they should be working but it has it's good sides too.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: alexcast92 on October 29, 2010, 11:44:23 AM
I think its too expensive for what it is, 50 a week and 59p a click. People who use facebook don't really pay much attention to the ads anyway.





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Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Manila Recruitment Agency on November 10, 2010, 07:24:01 AM
you can totally post your job ads on facebook. I know that some only use it for playing facebook games and all that but it's never general. Some also take advantage of the social network to build their own websites and facebook is one useful way to do that.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on November 10, 2010, 04:09:43 PM
Facebook is a "totally" waste of time!   


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Malcolm on November 10, 2010, 06:02:18 PM
It's not "totally" a waste of time. I have family in different parts of the world and it's a great way to share photos with them.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on November 11, 2010, 12:23:24 PM
I refer the honourable gentleman to the reply I gave some moments ago.

What about e mail?

No need for FACEBOOK.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Malcolm on November 11, 2010, 07:19:16 PM
If I want to share a whole bunch of photo's it's far far easier to create a photo album on Facebook than it is to individually email all of these to all of my friends and family.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Bob on November 11, 2010, 07:52:45 PM
Facebook's great  :o.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Robin Tetley on November 16, 2010, 02:53:25 PM
Facebook can be a huge waste of time but taken in moderation - like all things that are addictive - it can have it's uses. Like our HireScores.com (http://www.facebook.com/HireScores) Facebook page for example  ;D.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jason on November 28, 2010, 05:50:30 PM
I would not click on a job advertised on facebook but then I try not to click on internet adverts so maybe it's worth a try.

I can see the value of twitter (used properly) for recruiting but facebook just feels too, well, social.  I use it to keep in contact with people I would otherwise have lost contact with.  On a personal level I think it's great.  I did block it at work though, as jasper said, people just sit there on facebook ALL DAY!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: steven123 on January 27, 2011, 12:56:18 PM
I get the feeling Jasper9 is very much anti-facebook!

I am not sure whether it is necessarily a complete waste of time. I suppose it might depend on the type of individual you are targetting. If, for example, you are recruiting a social media executive, Facebook would surely be one of the first places to start?!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Bob on January 27, 2011, 05:15:53 PM
I don't think the baby can be thrown out with the bathwater. Nothing is "all bad" and nothing is "all good"/ Facebook has it's good things and it's bad.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Gota on January 28, 2011, 05:14:29 PM
Definitely don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. That would be terrible  ::).


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on January 29, 2011, 01:06:41 PM
Jasper isn't anti Facebook!  I am just anti the waste of time, often company time, MORONS spend posting rubbish on it!

A colleague of mine posted on Facebook, whilst on a First Aid at Work course, how he was looking forward to lunch and what he was going to have!

By the way, another colleague told me this, when he had a look instead of working!



Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: bsforrester80 on March 14, 2011, 12:11:45 PM
Liek it or not though the reality is millions of people use it everyday so if you want to reach out to those people then advertising through facebook is a good way of doing it. Not everyone who will click on it are 'facebook addicts' who do nothing but sit on facebook all day!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Robin Tetley on March 15, 2011, 06:24:53 PM
I agree.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on June 20, 2011, 09:23:49 AM
Peter Hitchins in the Mail On Sunday said that Facebook was the "MORONS DIRECTORY"I couldn't agree more!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jonathan on June 20, 2011, 03:15:24 PM
Peter Hitchins and the Mail On Sunday?

Hmmm...the word moron seems applicable for the entire staff of that rag.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Gota on June 20, 2011, 03:26:10 PM
I quite like Hitchins but he's a bit of a moron since Facebook is not in any way a directory.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Robin Tetley on June 22, 2011, 04:28:41 PM
Peter Hitchins...LOL.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Malcolm on June 24, 2011, 12:58:41 AM
It's easy to just slag off Facebook but there are clearly good things about it and to just slag it off willy nilly just makes no sense.

It's like me saying: "People that Google things have no brains."



Title: Re: Facebook users at "work"
Post by: Jasper9 on June 27, 2011, 02:27:56 PM
Anyone who thinks they can mess about on Facebook when they should really be working should be concerned that revolutionary software previously only available
to the Police and large companies is now available to small and medium-sized businesses.

A monitoring and auditing system (MAS) will enable your boss to see how much time you spend on social networking sites and will record every
keystroke, search and stored and printed document.

This will be adopted by most companies in response to the Bribery Act, which comes into force on Friday 1st July 2011.
This would make businesses of any size, liable if any employees or agents acting for the company pay a bribe anywhere in the world.

So recruitment Agencies will have to find another way to negotiate their bribes for vacancies with their clients!

And before all you Facebook fans start going on about big brother Human rights privacy etc etc (and Tesco passwords),
you should be working
you are paid to be working
and if you are  FOUND OUT hopefully you will be sacked so that those of us who want to WORK will be able to do so!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on June 27, 2011, 02:29:57 PM
I quite like Hitchins but he's a bit of a moron since Facebook is not in any way a directory.

Lets see, you type in someone's name and search and it comes up with results of people of the name you searched.
Sounds like a bloody directory to me! 
What else would you call it?   "A moron''s favourite waste of time"   perhaps?


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Bob on June 27, 2011, 06:41:36 PM
Everything said here is assuming people mess around on Facebook while they should be working.

What about Facebook for most people which is a social thing outside of the workplace.

In fact no offence but if you aren't on Facebook you don't really know what you're talking about.

I update my status (which takes all of 35 seconds via my smart phone) and that's about it.

You seem to be judging everybody based on the worst case scenario idiot who spends all his/her day playing s*** games like Farmville. Most people I know do not do this.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on June 29, 2011, 09:10:26 AM
I have seen Facebook in action as one of my colleagues was never off it - so I DO know what I am talking about!
Social Thing?  It isn't like a meal out with real friends is it?  facebook is for Billy no mates!

Most people DO mess about on Facebook when they should be working (those that are active on Facebook)

So you update your "status" and it takes 35 seconds?  What changed?  Did you have a sex change?  or were you telling everyone what you had for lunch or been to the toilet?


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jonathan on June 30, 2011, 12:44:59 AM
One of your colleagues never being off it does not equate to most people doing the same.

I often check Facebook feeds (not whilst working) and it really isn't for Billy no mates it's just a new and different way of keeping in touch as well as seeing them and talking to them.

Raging against Facebook is like raging against the newly invented light bulb because: what's wrong with candles?


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on June 30, 2011, 09:19:49 AM
You have something wrong with you mate!

Why do you feel the need to be constanly "in touch" with your friends. 

Let's face it lightbulbs replaced candles.
Facebook wont replace telephonesor personal contact.

Worldwide - 2 billion internet users.  1 billion Facebook members.
Half of all internet users DONT use Facebook at all.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jason on June 30, 2011, 11:06:41 AM
You have something wrong with you mate!

Why do you feel the need to be constanly "in touch" with your friends. 

Let's face it lightbulbs replaced candles.
Facebook wont replace telephonesor personal contact.

Worldwide - 2 billion internet users.  1 billion Facebook members.
Half of all internet users DONT use Facebook at all.

Facebook is the fastest growing internet platform.  Half of internet users use it (by your stats that is).  To many young people Facebook IS the internet.

in the next 5 years (at current rates of growth) FB will account for something like 65% of internet time.  That's time spent online, not 65% of individul users.

Now let me guess, the refute will be along the lines of "yeah but 65% of time spent messing about by morons".

*sigh*  I don't like it either but at least my eyes are open to how communication is heading.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Gota on June 30, 2011, 08:03:10 PM
So just the one billion facebook users then?

Nah that'll never take off.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on July 04, 2011, 02:30:58 PM
I dont think years ago they envisaged the internet would be used for something as trivial as Facebook.
If you add porn to that 65% figure not much else is done on the www then?


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jason on July 04, 2011, 07:01:07 PM
Social Media has overtaken porn for time spent online, it did so quite a while ago.  The internet is evolving all the time and this is one of unintended consequences of connectivity.

http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1678586,00.html (http://www.time.com/time/business/article/0,8599,1678586,00.html)

It's quite impressive really.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Robin Tetley on July 06, 2011, 11:24:18 PM
Going back a few comments you don't have to be constantly in touch with friends but it's nice to be able to be if you want.

My Dad lives in Thailand. Facebook has helped us stay in touch. Yes he could email me photos and I could email them to him but adding an album to Facebook is far easier and quicker and helps us both see what we are doing!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Malcolm on July 08, 2011, 12:50:29 AM
"You have something wrong with you mate!"

A little harsh.

Because he likes Facebook?


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on July 08, 2011, 08:34:22 AM
No because he feels the "need" to be in touch with ""updates".  Blimey, most of us would feel once a week may be a bit intrusive for contact with family and friends.
Plus (although I don't know) I would expect you dint have any "news" to talk about when you do meet up.

I would agree, Facebook would be useful for overseas family and friends.  But with Video telephone calls skpe etc even that is a bit tenuous.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jonathan on July 11, 2011, 01:34:42 AM
It's nice to be constantly in touch with your friends. If you wanna be anyhoo.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Robin Tetley on July 11, 2011, 01:52:58 AM
I don't think it's tenuous to praise the merits of Facebook in my relationship with my Dad because Skype exists.

Some people are not great on the phone and even with the phone it's about sharing photos and things like this.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Gota on July 13, 2011, 10:25:10 PM
Not a big webcam fan myself.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on July 14, 2011, 02:45:33 PM
Neither is Leslie Grantham!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Robin Tetley on July 14, 2011, 04:05:14 PM
?


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Jasper9 on July 16, 2011, 10:49:03 AM
Keen on webcams!  Google him if you dont know what I mean.
I am not telling on here!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Bob on July 18, 2011, 03:08:04 AM
You've said enough.

LOL.


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: Gota on July 18, 2011, 11:05:05 PM
Dirty Den!


Title: Re: Facebook job adverts
Post by: netrecruit on November 19, 2012, 10:52:32 PM
We personally post job links on behalf of clients to our facebook feed and have had great success. You might want to check out this article (http://mashable.com/2012/02/05/facebook-recruiting-infographic/) by mashable which highlights some interesting facts about recruiting on facebook.

PS:Sorry for re-opening an old thread but i'm new here and im just eager to join the conversion  :)