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The BranchOut application for Facebook is gaining popularity so quickly that it has become an instant rival for LinkedIn. The application has become an instant hit with job seekers and employers alike due to its simplicity and extensive networking capabilities.

Users of BranchOut can sign up through Facebook in an instant, then link their LinkedIn Try Signal & Learn How To REALLY Use LinkedIn Try Signal & Learn How To REALLY Use LinkedIn Read More profiles immediately. This gives BranchOut readily accessible work history information within seconds, allowing the users to get headhunted and start looking for jobs straight away.

BranchOut’s social capabilities revolve around making it easy to post job openings via their system. The BranchOut home page asks all users “Is Your Company Hiring?” and making it easy for any user to post basic details of job openings in their workplace. BranchOut even fills out most of the details for you from your Facebook information, meaning you can tell your friends about the position in seconds.

Businesses can also use BranchOut to advertise job openings, by using the BranchOut application on their Facebook page. Jobs will be displayed both on the Facebook page and in the BranchOut system.

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Jobs are also incorporated into the system via the Indeed network, ensuring there are many open positions ready to consider.

Viewing a job opening will also display to you friends who have connections with that workplace, making it easy for you to arrange an interview via your social network.

Source: BusinessInsider

  1. Mohan Arun
    July 3, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Inthedoor.com is also similar to the "jobstab" mentioned in this article - it taps inside contacts to get the jobs advertised

  2. Parkylondon
    June 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Looks like an interesting app and I'd be happy to use it EXCEPT they grab all my friends data as well. Seems like an opportunistic land grab to me?

    • Angela Alcorn
      June 30, 2011 at 5:43 am

      Yeah, it looks a little over the top at first, but the application wouldn't really work as well if they didn't do this.

      PS. Your friends can choose not to let Facebook applications access their data if they like.

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