Learn where so many job seekers are going on Facebook for leads, job search tips, company research and more.
How to use this list
- Each row shows how many fans that page has right now, and mentions which language is used regularly on that page besides English.
- A country flag means that page is for people in that country only while the globe icon () means a page with international scope e.g. job listings for multiple countries.
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|Jobs in Indonesia – 179,168 fans, English/Indonesian – official page of the large jobindo.com job board in Indonesia, it’s just a lot of job listings. There’s only a little bit of English used in the job descriptions here but this page was too popular not to include in the list.|
|CareerBuilder – 90,527 fans – the main Facebook page for CareerBuilder (CB), this corporate page is mainly used to publicize articles from their (good) The Work Buzz blog and to announce CB-sponsored and CB-hosted events. Funny- under their Boxes tab, CB claims to have the “largest job search employment & careers page”. Oops.|
|Ernst & Young Careers – 41,341 fans – official page for Ernst & Young, there’s a lot of information about the company for targeting purposes. Not much of an attempt to build a community, as the few moderator responses mostly just point people to their website’s job listings.|
|Petroleum and Petrochemical Jobs – 32,663 fans – job listings in Indonesia for the oil & gas industry.|
|CareerBuilder Healthcare Jobs – 28,861 fans – Unlike the main CareerBuilder page above, this one seems to have been created with the idea ‘if you build it, they will come’ but aside from links to its sites and a few job postings on the Wall, most of the (high) activity is from other people posting healthcare job listings. The only fan page whose fan numbers went DOWN while this list was being compiled.|
|Verizon Wireless Careers – 21,115 fans – not too many job listings on this recruitment page for Verizon, but the Wall does have many people asking questions about their jobs and getting responses from the company recruiters. Very much aimed at college grads and grads-to-be, there’s a lot of content here. Verizon’s doing a great job with their page to announce events and just build their employment brand well.|
|Jobs au Maroc – 17,913 fans, French only – job listings in Morocco.|
|Career Network – 15,723 fans – official page of the Career Network job boards, the Wall mostly lists job search news while getting a lot of reaction from community members. A good place to discuss job search.|
|CareerBuilder Finance Jobs – 14,908 fans – another shell of a Facebook page from CareerBuilder, this page was created with the same disappointing formula as the CareerBuilder Healthcare Jobs above, albeit while containing finance-related jobs in this case.|
|Ernst & Young Careers – Australia – 13,376 fans – this official page is a great place to connect with recruiters at Ernst & Young Australia, who do a good job responding to queries.|
|Jobs Vacancy – Lowongan Kerja – 13,253 fans – job listings in Indonesia, they also have a nice list of scholarships for Indonesians.|
|Resumark.com – Get Paid to Post Your Resume – 11,796 fans – Mostly job search tips and Q&A about the Resumark service, the moderators are quick to reply.|
|Microsoft Careers – 11,890 fans – this very well-planned page is where Microsoft recruiters reach out to everyone on Facebook. The Wall is mostly people asking questions and getting responses directly from Microsoft- cool, but the many other tabs are all actively used too.|
|Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Careers – 11,761 fans – very active official page for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. If you’re interested in working for them, get onto this page. Great work by the Hyatt people here.|
|NACHE Indonesia Hospitality Career – 10,917 fans – although this is the page for an Indonesian website, most of the job listings are for Arab countries.|
|Media Match – TV & Film Production Jobs – 11,795 fans – just what the name says, it’s mostly job listings and followup comments about those job listings.|
|Jobs In Dubai – 10,996 fans – The official JobsInDubai.com fan page, just job listings and want ads. Fan questions don’t get responded to often, unfortunately.|
|State Farm Careers – 10,076 fans – official page of State Farm Insurance, it’s a nice community for people targeting that company on their job search. The moderators are responsive to questions and also post job search tips, while fans also interact with each other. Good job, State Farm.|
| UAE — Part Time Jobs, Promotions & Events. – 10,090 fans – “Effort of an individual (Shady) to focus on individual or group- centered interest, activities, ideas, events, jobs, freelance, advertisements etc etc. Its a community where you’re free to be yourself, express anything your way,be it about business or personal social activities. We’re here to Build and Reflect!”|
Mohamed in Dubai aka Shady seems to be a very likable guy, and Wall posts get lots of reactions as a result. Entertainment- and fashion-oriented job listings are listed under Discussions.
|PartTimePost.com – Malaysia Part Time Jobs Board – 9,704 fans – Malaysian job listings, very little community activity.|
|Engineering Jobs – 9,374 fans – “Engineering and Technical Jobs from around the world in the Oil and Gas, Engineering, Construction, E&P, Industrial, Manufacturing, Transportation, Automotive and Aerospace Industries.” The Wall is filled with relevant job listings and want ads.|
|EU Careers – 9,116 fans – “career opportunities in the EU Institutions” but there aren’t many job listings posted anywhere. Rather, the Wall is used to announce events and direct people to discussions but even those aren’t too active.|
|Mustakbil.com – Search & Find Latest Jobs in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad… – 8,333 fans – official corporate page of Pakistani job site Mustakbil.com, the Wall posts are mostly links to company blog posts and the comments are filled with people asking for jobs.|
|Job Vacancies and Career Opportunities in Nigeria and Abroad – 7,985 fans – official page for a Nigerian job site, the Wall is mostly job want ads.|
|Jobs – 7,840 fans – official page of the Indian BindaasJobs website, the Wall is mainly used for links to job search tips and resources which have been copied from elsewhere on the Web. Many of the comments are job listings (good) or spam (bad).|
|Singapore Jobs – 6,967 fans – just what the page name says, but they seem to be jobs for professionals.|
|Jobs n Jobs – 6,732 fans – “posts daily job opportunities in various fields and occupation in Pakistan, India, USA, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Other middle east countries, Singapore, Australia and many other countries.” Aside from the occasional correction or clarification comments, this page is just filled job listings.|
|Science Careers – 6,613 fans – “the careers component of Science magazine that scientists rely on for career information and job postings.” That, and industry news for scientists and researchers.|
|Batam Jobs – 6,605 fans – lots of job listings for Indonesia, listed in English but comments tend to be in Indonesian.|
|My African Career – 6,541 fans – Jobs in Kenya. Seems like a great community, moderator questions and job search tips get lots of comments and discussion. One of my favorites in this list, for sure.|
|Film Professionals And Jobs – Fpnjobs.net – 6,302 fans – job listings and casting calls for film sets around the world. Active in bursts.|
|Career – 6,185 fans, Chinese only – official page for a major Taiwanese career portal, this page contains a lot of job search news and tips for Chinese speakers.|
|Jobs in Pakistan – 6,010 fans – an constant stream of job listings from major Pakistani job board, Mustakbil.com.|
|BestJobsOnline – 5,931 fans – official page of a Pakistani job board – although you would never know it from the page activity – the Wall nevertheless attracts people from all over the globe both with job openings and want ads.|
|ZUMBEEL | A Telecom Career eTool – 5,639 fans – mostly job listings for telecom engineering professionals.|
|Cirque du Soleil Jobs | Emplois au Cirque du Soleil – 5,643 fans, French/English – fairly active, this is where to connect with the Cirque’s recruiters.|
|jobs – 5,547 fans, Arabic/English – jobs in Arab countries, the Wall is mostly job want ads, listings, questions and some spam.|
|Find your first job – 5,169 fans – official page for a UK government initiative to help students enter the job force there. Nice amount of activity including regular job tips, the moderators are pretty good at reacting to questions on the Wall and in Discussions.|
|Cisco Graduate Recruitment – 5,135 fans – Global New Graduate and Internship opportunities at Cisco. Somewhat active, the page’s Wall is mostly used by people to ask questions about Cisco opportunities.|
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-- Jacob Share