Facebook ‘Graph Search’ As A Social Recruiter: Facebook Hammers LinkedIn In Hiring !! [Infographic]

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Graph search is a new feature embedded in the Facebook which has completed  nearly 3 months now. Facebook graph Search is a privacy conscious search engine which allows Facebook users to search through only the contents which have been shared with them like people, photos, places and members’.

When analyzing about its usage, job recruiting may probably not have been top of mind, but Zao the social employee referral-management platform has reported about its usage in social recruiting process.

The firm reported that the targeted searches enabled by graph search are the perfect element for recruiters searching for talented potential filled candidates based on their interests or experiences.

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Key findings from the infographic:

  • Despite of LinkedIn being a professional networking site Facebook dominates it in terms of recruitment. 47% of new hires are generated from Facebook followed by LinkedIn (41%) and Twitter (16%).
  • 42% of users “unlike” a company page due to frequency of their posts.
  • One out of five Facebook users had contacts share jobs on the social network.
  • 14% search specifically for jobs on Facebook and it is estimated that this percentage may rise in coming days as job seekers can more easily found with the help of graph search.
  • 52% of job seekers incorporate the social network into their job searches.

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