How to Post a Job on Facebook: A Quick Step-by-Step Guide

How to Post a Job on Facebook: A Quick Step-by-Step Guide

In February, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced a new job recruiting feature that allows job posting and application directly on Facebook. The new job recruiting feature, which can be seen as a direct competitor to the recruiting tools at LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), is a fast and easy way for small businesses to hire new talent and fill vacant positions.

Now if you are wondering how exactly to post a job opening on the giant social network using the new Jobs on Facebook feature, just follow the step by step guide below.

How to Post a Job on Facebook

Here’s how to post a job on Facebook and attract quality applications:

Step 1: Access the Jobs on Facebook Feature

To access this feature, log in to your Facebook business page and navigate to the content badges just below the text area where you “write something” to create a new post.

Click the “Publish a job post” option.

How to Post a Job on Facebook - Step 1: Access the Jobs on Facebook Feature

Tip: The “Publish a job post” option may only appear in certain countries like the U.S. and Canada since Facebook is still in the process of rolling out the feature globally.

Step 2: Add Details about the Job Opening

Once you click “Publish a job post”, you will be presented with a menu that allows you to customize your job posting.

Add relevant details about the opening — including the job title, job location and salary — to help job seekers figure out if it is a good fit for them, .

How to Post a Job on Facebook - Step 2: Add Details about the Job Opening

Tip: Ask custom questions to learn more about why the applicant thinks they are a good candidate for your company in the “Additional Questions” text box.

Step 3: Review and Publish your Job Post

Review your job details and click the “Publish Job Post” button on the bottom right of the window.

You will get a notification informing you that your job post is under review. It should be posted live on Facebook within 24 hours if approved.

How to Post a Job on Facebook - Step 3: Review and Publish your Job Post

Tip: After your job post is approved, it will appear in potential applicants’ newsfeeds, in the new bookmark for jobs and alongside other posts on business Pages. This will enable you to reach applicants that might not otherwise have been aware of the open position.

Reach a Larger Audience with Your Facebook Job Post

As with other Facebook business page posts, your page’s administrators will be able boost job posts to reach a larger or more relevant audience. They will also be able to review applications coming in and contact applicants easily via mobile on Messenger.

Applicants will simply click the “Apply Now” button appearing on your job post to submit their applications.

Reach a Larger Audience with Your Facebook Job Post

“It was great [posting a job on Facebook] because it was easy,” said Wendy Grahn, co-owner of the Chicago-based Lakeview Kitchen and Market in a testimonial on Facebook. “It took three minutes to fill out the information and put it out there. Then someone saw the post, we talked, and it was done.”

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David William David William is a Staff Writer for Small Business Trends. He covers franchises, brick and mortar businesses, public policy and other small business issues. He is also founding editor of WebWriterSpotlight.

17 Reactions
  1. thanks a lot. Honestly, I never gave posting a job opening on FB much thought; makes sense in certain cases. thanks!

  2. It is nice that there is now a guide for this. It is good that Facebook is allowing this but I hardly know how to post a job on it.

  3. I think that Facebook has addeda feature that will make it similar to LinkedIn. LinkedIn better look out.

    • I can see why you can say that it seems to be taking over LinkedIn. But I am sure that their features will still be a bit different from each other.

  4. I see the post a job option on my blog related page, but not on my business page … which is where I need it. How do I get the link to show up on the needed page?

  5. Ivan the Wonderful

    How in the world do you change the audience? I can only target people by geo location, but can’t sort them by interests or by age. I am looking for ages 22-40 and instead it’s targeting 18-65+..

    • Most likely does do not allow it because you cannot discriminate based on age if your organization has over 20 employees by Federal Law in the USA. In some states, the number could be less, so they just made it so no one can change the age range. That is my best guess.

  6. Is this only for business page/account?

  7. Can you make it that the person does not “apply now” which only allows them to message me. Would prefer they fill out our application and email resume. Is there a way around the apply now button to not cause confusion?

    • Same question. Would love to get this answered. I want the “Apply Now” button to saying “Apply on Website” and link directly to our online application. Did you find out how to do that?

  8. I would like to try this for our business. I have a couple of questions:
    1. Who will see my job post? Only the people who follow our business facebook page?
    2. Where will the job be posted besides my feed?
    3. Where will the applicants be sent to?
    4. Is any particular business using this successfully?

  9. I dont have the Publish a Job Posting as an option on my business page. Help Please!

  10. How to download all the job applications at one time ?

  11. hey many many thanks for your reviews sharing. i read your topic and get a awesome information from here. it’s really helpful.
    Shaikot babu-

  12. Social media is important for all things.
    Facebook is killing it and this is a good point to note.

  13. Hey!
    What an awesome post! This is so chock full of useful information I can’t wait to dig deep and start utilizing the resources u have given me. Your exuberance is refreshing.
    Thank you so much.