BranchOut Releases New Features to Improve Job Searching on Facebook

BranchOut has a sleek new look with additional features to make the job search process even easier and more effective for our users. The updated BranchOut dashboard highlights the areas that will help you most when looking for a new job, with an emphasis on two tabs: “Jobs” and “People.” BranchOut user profiles have also been updated to highlight skills and work experience, helping make your profile more attractive to fellow users, recruiters and potential employers.

WHAT’S NEW?

  • JOBS FOR YOU: This new section feeds tailored job openings to you based on your work history and skill set. Powered by an improved algorithm, this feature will let you see opportunities that match your interests and background as soon as they’re available.
  • INTERACTIVE TO-DO LIST: Both the “Jobs” and “People” tabs begin with a “To Do” list based on the information provided when joining BranchOut. Now you can update your profile in-line to add your work history, education and skills.
  • SKILLS TAGGING: Add key words to your profile to highlight the skills you believe best align with the jobs you want. This makes it easier for potential employers to find you.

If you’re new to BranchOut and aren’t sure where to start, don’t worry! Once you sign up (or if you’re already a member, the next time you log in), you’ll walk through a quick four-step tour that will showcase the new user experience.

We’ve seen impressive growth since the first of the year, with an uptick in users from 900,000 to more than seven million active monthly users on BranchOut. We are now growing at three new users per second as people realize the power of leveraging their closest connections for the job search.

We’re constantly working to make your job search easier and more effective—let us know what you think of our new look!