You’ve spent years building friendships with other users on social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Now it’s time to put those friendships to use. MatchFWD is a job placement platform that uses people’s extended social networks to match them with jobs that are right up their alleys.
Although you can sign up for MatchFWD by connecting with Facebook or LinkedIn, MatchFWD “highly-recommends” the latter. When MatchFWD imports your LinkedIn profile and contacts into its system, it is able to use a proprietary algorithm to automatically suggest individuals who may be helpful in your job search. MatchFWD goes through your friends’ connections, looking for references to companies that may be hiring soon. When the application finds a position you’d be perfect for, you’ll receive information about that opening, along with information about which friend or friends could make for great referrals. The information that MatchFWD gathers and provides to you is posted in a custom activity stream, making it easy to scroll through job opportunities and share those opportunities with friends who may be interested in furthering their own careers.
MatchFWD isn’t just for job seekers. The application offers tools to help hiring managers reach more than one billion candidates, by syndicating job opportunities across multiple networks and online job boards. Managers can track the top referrers driving candidates to their websites, and research applicants based on their LinkedIn and Facebook profiles.
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