Facebook Is Taking Aim at LinkedIn Again By Testing a Résumé Feature

Information shared in Facebook's résumé feature is not displayed publicly

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Facebook continued to encroach into traditional LinkedIn territory with its test of a résumé feature.

Jane Manchun Wong, a computer science undergrad at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, shared screenshots of the feature with The Next Web director of social media Matt Navarra.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed the test in an email to Social Pro Daily: “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.”

Dimitar Serafimov of The Next Web reported that Facebook’s résumé feature enables users to share their work experience with friends, including more details than the social network’s current work and education section, but the information added here will not be displayed publicly.

Users can add details about their professional and educational experiences, including start and end dates, Serafimov reported.

david.cohen@adweek.com David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.