Job Search through social networks is now possible with Jobcast.net, a new social application that blends the power and reach of Social Media to Job searching.
Social media has had a very large impact on our lives. Each and every part of our lives is nowadays connected to social media.
Jobcast.net is an application for social netwrking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, which aims to connect our work lives with our social lives by simplifying the task of job searching.
With over 845 Million users facebook becomes a potential platform for delivering highly talented candidates to big companies who want to hire new people. Jobcast.net application is basically an application for the fan pages of companies. The application shows the vacant positions on the fan page and also gives options to apply for those jobs.
Jobcast application provides a very simplistic and a pleasant interface for the users. Moreover, the application has a highly comprehensive management panel which allows the page administrators a lot of options to customize the app.
Installing the application on your page is very easy and so is the post installation configuration. The page admins can choose to allow the user to apply for their job posting directly within the app or they can redirect their users to their company websites job application page.
This management panel also allows the administrators to create new job listing within minutes by just filling a little information about the title, location and the category about the job. Adding a big description about the job details is totally optional.
There are a lot of other features also available for customizing the application process. The user can upload his resume in .doc .pdf or .txt format from within the application. The applicants can also upload their contact details and cover letters.
One more exciting feature is the applicant tracking system which allows you to take notes about potential candidates and rate them out of five. This system makes the tedious job of application processing a lot more easier.
Apart from making the application procedure a simple task for the user, this app also allows users to like and share your job listing with their friends on Facebook thus virally publicising your job advertisement for free. And by seeing the large user base of Facebook, you could just possibly just imagine how many users would watch your advertisement, and that too for free.
- Simple and easy to use for the user.
- Options to upload resume, cover letter and contact details
- Very easy management back-end for Facebook Page Admins
- Free viral advertisements of job listings
- Application processing features
The only con about this application is related to the perception that people usually don’t take social networking platforms as a viable platform that could fetch them a job.
And thus, it’s quite possible that people may not take the listings very seriously over a social network or may prefer going for opportunities coming through conventional Job search portals over the ones that they get to know through various Social Networks.
Jobcast.net app provides a very useful and easy-to-use tool for corporations to post and virally advertise their job listings to a platform used by over 800 million people. Moreover, a smart interface of the application makes it very easy for the users to apply for the jobs. Thus, it is totally a win-win situation for the applicants as well as the job poster. Check out some important updates posted on their blog.