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Facebook enters skill building space with new career development site

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Yesterday (13 November), Facebook announced the launch of Learn with Facebook, a new career development site providing an introduction to both the hard and soft skills needed for people to advance in today’s digital workforce.

Lessons on the portal are free and include modules such as “Ace Your Interview” and “Manage Your Content Marketing”, as well as studies, insider tips and resources from industry experts.

This new portal comes as part of a series of new tools and resources Facebook has been introducing over the past year, to enter the human resources space, primarily through training and equipping people with digital skills as well as other learning opportunities.

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Last year, the company launched Mentorship, a portal that connects people seeking support and advice in achieving their goals with those with the expertise and experience to help. It has since made updates to this tool to make it easier for people in Groups to choose a mentorship partner.

According to the statement released yesterday, people can sign up to share information about what they’re offering or looking for, and then others in the Group can browse a list of those available people to find a match and reach out directly. Each week the tool gives pairs prompts as well.

In the same year, it also launched a jobs portal, called Jobs on Facebook. New enhancements to this platform include the ability for businesses to share their jobs in Groups, in addition to posting jobs to their Page.

Along the same lines, earlier this year, Google launched its job search function, allowing job seekers in Singapore to find employment opportunities from popular job listing websites, online classifieds, and companies. It was first launched in the United States about a year ago. Since then, it has been rolled out across the whole of North America, Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as parts of Europe.

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