3 Issues With Facebook Graph Search

Facebook Graph Search is rather limited (surprised?). Often, when we search for something we do not get (the right or any) results. I have listed three major issues below but – don’t panic! – I also figured out the solutions for them.

(1) When entering a search query into Graph Search (e.g. People who live in…) Facebook try to figure out what you are after and offer you variations of search queries. Nice! however, when you try and search for something special Facebook seem not to understand your wish.

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(2) Have you seen Facebook’s request to use ‘simple phrases’? Well, ‘simple phrases’ usually are not applicable when we are sourcing. The query of searching for ‘Linux Engineers who live in Gelderland, Netherlands and speak Dutch’ contains three requirements and Facebook fail with that.

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(3) Sourcers need to use keywords in their searches and while we understand Facebook is not as keyword-rich as LinkedIn is we believe there should be a way to search for, at least, job titles and employers. The sad fact is that this seems to be the most limited within Graph Search… so R.I.P. Facebook sourcing?

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Of course not! I am going to show you the newest tricks how to maximize your location, language, employer and job title search. There is a solution for everything just be patient and bear with me. Tomorrow, I will show you how to solve these problems. Update… Click here to see the solutions.

Balazs Paroczay is a globally recognized Sourcing Leader, Keynote Speaker and Talent Acquisition Strategist. Over the last fifteen years, Balazs has been engaged with various global organizations helping them set up best-in-class sourcing functions and organization-wide sourcing capabilities. Balazs uses his experience helping Talent Acquisition teams improve their core sourcing and recruiting abilities to identify, attract and engage with critical talent. He excels at social networking and plays a significant role within the global sourcing communities as a sourcing thought leader, blogger and conference speaker (e.g. SourceCon, truLondon, European Sourcing Summit, UNLEASH, HRFEST etc.).

 

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