Facebook is a all rounder, it is best in every aspect, may it be for brands businesses or helping recruiters get the best employee, it has done its best. The recently added feature –Graph search– is a new feature embedded in the Facebook which has completed nearly 3 months now. The Facebook graph Search is doing spectacular job in recruitment process. It even out beats LinkedIn, a professional networking site in terms of recruitment. It is said that 47% of new hires are generated from Facebook while only 41% from LinkedIn.
The new study about Facebook found out two things about Facebook and Facebook friends; Are job leads generated more by talking with close friends or acquaintances? And, what effect does talking with strong ties on Facebook have versus weaker connections during job hunts, commissioned by Moira Burke, a research scientist on Facebook’s Data Science Team, and Robert Kraut of Carnegie Mellon‘s Human-Computer Interaction Institute.
The report studied 3,358 Facebook users (59% of the respondents were said to be women). Participants came from 91 countries where 48% of them were from the U.S. Roughly, 5% reported losing jobs during the three-month study, and 13% of them started new jobs.
“Worse … Everyone wants to know if I got a job already!”
“I feel worse about losing my job when using Facebook. I find it really hard to connect with people who care about me/my life. I get a lot of pity comments on Facebook.
So what we get from the study is, it is important to see who you talk to on Facebook, and different friends provide different support.