After launching Twitter like real-time feeds, now Facebook have set eyes on professional networking website LinkedIn’s turf. The company is testing a LinkedIn-like ‘Professional Skills’ section on user profiles.
The feature, now in a roll-out phase, allows users to add skills to their profile. The feature seems to be aimed at job seekers, with users being asked to add their professional skills on their account. The new ‘Professional Skills’ option will appear under ‘Work and Education’ head in the profile. Users will have the option to add multiple abilities to their profile.
Incidentally, this is not the first LinkedIn-type feature introduced by Facebook. Last year, the company had announced a “Social Jobs Partnership” with the US Department of Labor and other government agencies. The interactive job board aggregates openings from recruiting companies like Work4 Labs, BranchOut, Jobvite, DirectEmployers and Monster.com
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