Facebook is testing a Resume/CV feature—watch your back LinkedIn!

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Credit: https://thenextweb.com/facebook/2017/10/16/facebook-linkedin-resume-work-experience/

Facebook wants to leave its footprint everywhere it goes; ask Snapchat if you doubt this. The social media giant has its footprints written all over Snapchat—and it’s about adding a Resume/CV feature to probably compete with LinkedIn in the aspect of providing people useful job-related information.

The company on Monday confirmed to TNW that it’s carrying out a test that will “help people and businesses hire for jobs on Facebook.” It’s no secret that LinkedIn majors in helping applicants and businesses connect. As a professional social network, LinkedIn has over the years carved a name for itself in that aspect; but Facebook’s latest test could be a game-changer if all goes as planned.

The new Resume/CV feature being tested by Facebook will allows you to share your work experience with your friends. The new feature is an addition to the ‘Work and education’ section in your Facebook profile, but would keep all information about your credentials private.

Among other things, you will be able to list your professional and educational background in more details, and select the exact dates you took up and left every role/job you have been offered. You will also be able to indicate your current employment status just like it is in LinkedIn.

For now, it remains what it is; a test—and there is no known date when the Resume-CV feature will be available to all users. I haven’t spotted it yet, which probably confirms the fact that it’s currently limited to a small number of users.

When contacted to confirm the test, a Facebook spokesperson told TNW that:

“At Facebook, we’re always building and testing new products and services. We’re currently testing a work histories feature to continue to help people find and businesses hire for jobs on Facebook.”

On Friday the social media behemoth formally announced a new feature that will let you order food from local restaurants without exiting the app. The new “Order Food” feature can be located in the Explore menu within the Facebook app. It allows you to browse local restaurants and click the “Start Order” button as soon as your mind is made up of what you want.

t’s not like Facebook is competing with big food chains across the US, but the social media giant will be offering this service in partnership with some giants in the industry. You will be able to browse restaurants near them that take orders via Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Zuppler, EatStreet, Slice, and Olo, as well as directly from restaurants including Papa John’s, Wingstop, Panera, Jack in the Box, TGI Friday’s, Denny’s, El Pollo Loco, Chipotle, Five Guys and Jimmy John’s.

You can order for pick-up or delivery directly within the app. Going through the lists of restaurants, you can start processing your order once you have found what you want. If the restaurant of your choice has what you are looking for, you can select which service you would love to use. If, however, you don’t have an account with the restaurant that has what you want, you can easily sign up for one without leaving the app.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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