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Awesome Article Alert: Facebook Job Board “Half Baked”

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I’ve been reading a lot in the Twitterverse, blogosphere, and all of the other trendy names for social media worlds about the pending launch of Facebook’s job board.  Some people are even speculating about this job board affecting the momentum of LinkedIn.  Now, I’m not a fortune teller, but if I had to say something on the topic, it would sound something like this: absotively posolutely not (if you can name the animated movie where “absotively posolutely” comes from, I will give you a digital high five in the form of a tweet shout out).

Here’s why the Facebook job board will struggle against LinkedIn:

  • LinkedIn knows its audience and has been courting them for a long time already
  • People (aka – users) like to have their personal and professional lives separate
  • BranchOut and BeKnown are two apps on Facebook that tried to do this, and I wouldn’t say they’re a home run

This awesome article on ReadWriteWeb, “Hiring, Social Media Experts See Facebook Jobs Board Proposal As Half Baked,” does a nice job discussing the issue.

What do you think about Facebook launching a job board?  Maybe equally as important, do you know the animated movie I quoted?  Answer either question (or both!) in the the comments.

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