As of the second quarter of 2015, Facebook (FB) reported 1.49 Billion monthly active users worldwide. (That explains how that annoying FB hoax spread so fast!) That is a large amount of people and in turn a number amount of potential candidates. So how can you recruit using Facebook? FB (Facebook) UID Scraper is a Chrome Extension optimized for recruiters to pull user data from Facebook Graph Search. Facebook Graph Search, is a search engine that allowed people to search using regular language.  For example, rather than creating elaborate boolean searches, you can create a search to find people who are not my friends and went to work at [Company] in [Year].

Recruiting using Faceboook

You will have the ability to find hundreds and thousands of files. At one time, in order to use the data, you would have to manually enter each result into a spreadsheet to pull the information into your candidate database or Applicant Tracking System (ATS.)

Use Facebook for Recruiting

The benefit of FB UID Scraper is that now, you can can not only find the data, you can extract the data and put it in a structured table format that allows you to exchange data between different applications. Below, Dean DaCosta shows you how he uses FB UID Scraper.

This tool is free but they do offer a Pro Version for $19.99

Use Facebook to Recruit

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By Jackye Clayton

Jackye is an acclaimed thought leader and inspirational speaker on recruiting and DEIB topics. She brings years of experience recruiting across a variety of industries including tech, HR, legal, and finance. In her role as VP of Talent Acquisition and DEIB, she leads all related work at Textio, provides critical expertise to customers, and serves as a leading voice in the products Textio creates for the broader ecosystem. Jackye has been named one of the 9 Powerful Women in Business You Should Know by SDHR Consulting, one of the 15 Women in HR Tech to Follow by VidCruiter, and is on the Top 100 list of Human Resources Influencers by Human Resource Executive Magazine.