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Rumor: Facebook to partner with Jobster

Om Malik claims to have the scoop that Facebook is talking to Jobster about becoming its "career partner".
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Written by Steve O'Hear on

Om Malik claims to have the scoop that Facebook is talking to Jobster about becoming its "career partner". I recently discussed the possibility of Facebook adding career networking features to its site to compete with LinkedIn and other career networks but concluded that it wouldn't be as simple as just bolting on the needed features.

A user's social and professional life is best kept separate:

How many professionals would want to associate their social life with their professional life? Especially with a history that includes college? Sure, Facebook users could trawl through and delete embarrassing content and connections. But surely a far better solution would be to keep those two worlds separate in the first place.

However, a partnership with an existing job hunting site would make more sense -- especially if the two could be made to work together in a way that keeps sensitive content apart.

Related post: Facebook vs LinkedIn

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