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Facebook Makes Huge Changes That Will Help You Recruit

I was playing with Facebook ads a few months ago, and came across what seemed to be an anomaly in the ads panel. You could select a group of people on Facebook to advertise based on whether or not they were looking for a job.

That option has since disappeared, which tells me that it is in the planning stages, and job search is coming to Facebook. 

And now Facebook has taken a big step - adding professional skills to the profile

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This is solely for job related data. Searching a like in the past has been specific to a company - but with skills, we'll be able to search Facebook candidates the way we search on LinkedIn or Job boards.

It's not fully rolled out. And right now, the skills selections are based on existing pages and likes. Expect that to change. Expect it to change very quickly. 



April 15th St Louis Recruiter Training Trailer


Curious about what kind of training I'm bringing to town?  Here's a bit of a teaser.

Details for the April 15th training here. It will be at CityPlace One from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.  

Three sessions. Email me at with questions. 


To Register In St Louis: Sign up at this link (you can use PayPal)

You can also RSVP to Cathy Pritchett with the number of attendees and which sessions you will attend. 


April 16th, we'll be Kansas City in Overland Park for the KC chapter.

Sign up in Kansas City at the MKSSA site



Kansas City Live Recruiter Training April 16th Details

I'll be in Kansas City on April 16th, leading three sessions for recruiters on the LinkedIn and Facebook.

Sign up in Kansas City at the MKSSA site. You can use Paypal!

For questions - email me at 

The Missouri and Kansas Search and Staffing Association Is hosting me in a Speaker's Series.

What:  Speaker Series with National Speaker Jim Durbin

When:  Wednesday, April 16th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (broken into 3 sessions.)

Where:  9225 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210 Building 32 (View Map)

**Be sure to bring your laptops because Jim Durbin will be running live searches.

NAPS (now MKSSA) was my first live training back in 2008. Since that time, I've trained over 5000 recruiters on how to use social media to make more placemtns. It's a pleasure to return and deliver training to new recruiters, as well as share some of the secrets for advanced recruiting using LinkedIn and the new Facebook Graph Search.

Laptops are recommended, as I believe Wifi access will be available for all. Seats are limited based on space.  

Below the fold, I'll post the session details. Please email me at jim at social media if you have extra questions, and let me know if you'll be attending.


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