On January 15, 2013, Facebook’s much anticipated search engine, Facebook Graph Search, finally launched, making finding the people you’re looking for on the platform that much easier. For social recruiters, it means finding candidates in much more targeted way since searching has become more insightful.

In order to illustrate some Facebook Graph Search best practices, this infographic, compiled by social employee referral management platform Zao, shows you how to get started with in order to find the best employees. Some takeaways to note include:

  • 47% of new hires are generated from Facebook
  • 1 in 5 had a contact share a job on Facebook
  • 92% of users are connected by only 4 degrees
  • 52% of job seekers use Facebook to help find work

Check out the full infographic below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!



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What do you think? Would you use Facebook Graph Search for recruiting?

Heather R. Huhman, founder & president of Come Recommended, has more than a decade of public relations and marketing experience, specializing in media relations, content marketing, and social media. She is also a well-recognized career expert, an experienced hiring manager, and someone who has been in nearly every employment-related situation imaginable.

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