Facebook has long been trying its professional “attire” with Workplace – however today it took its effort a tiny step closer to also being a professional social network.
Facebook has started testing a résumé feature that expands its current Work and Education section, by allowing users to add specific employers, dates, positions, and so on. As part of the test, a few selected users will now have the chance to provide more details about their professional experience on their profiles.
Screenshots made available by TNW, show that this new résumé feature offers the option to mark job placements as current ones, however, it does not provide the opportunity to further elaborate on the role and its responsibilities. Moreover, professional experience is not publicly visible – but only shared with your friends.
It’s a nice addition that could integrate into Facebook’s everyday features (e.g. helping users find other current and ex-colleagues), as well as enhance its Workplace suite, by sharing info with recruiters or integrating with its chat services, etc.
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