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Facebook wants you to forget LinkedIn

Basically, Facebook has just ripped off LinkedIn and added it to its already-bloated feature set.

Facebook is now trialling a CV feature, according to screenshots posted on social media - a move that would put it in direct competition with professional social network LinkedIn.

It is not clear how many people have access to the resume feature, or when all Facebook users will have access to the feature.

The feature seems to be pretty straightforward and will allow users to list their resumes on the website, like their professional experience, education, an image, and additional information.

A spokesperson for Facebook told Engadget: 'At Facebook, we're always building and testing new products and services. Presumably there will also be areas to add skills, references, and all that other stuff you can get if you sign up the LinkedIn right now.

While the answer to this question would be left to the end user once the feature is official, it would be interesting to find out how many people would want potential employers reading through their CV's on Facebook.

'We're now testing a work histories feature to continues to help people find, and businesses hire, for jobs on Facebook'. Instead, the new feature appears to combine all the relevant information into a single, professional-looking package - away from personal photos, status updates, and other Facebook posts people might not wish to share with recruiters and the wider world. From the looks of it, Facebook seems to have made it very simple for users to edit and add entries to their CV.

A year on after Facebook launched Workplace, its intra-office platform for employees to stay connected, it is now rumoured to be trying to borrow LinkedIn's Resume/CV feature.



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