Thu, 01 Dec 2022

How to make proper queries in Graph Search

When you enter a simple search query in Graph Search (for example, "sales managers"), Facebook, trying to guess what you want, gives you all kinds of options (pages, public and private groups, communities, etc. that contain the keyword or phrase you entered the search). You may think that it is very easy to find the answer to the question of how to hire a node.js developer. However, not always when you try to search for something specific, Facebook does not always guess your intentions. In this article, you will understand how to master this intricate tool.

To find the information you need on Facebook, you first need to understand the structure of this social network. It is quite simple. The fact is that Facebook creates pages, and there are pages for absolutely everything: user pages, company pages, city pages, interest pages, etc.

How to find out your ID

So, your Facebook profile is a page, and the employer you add to your profile is also a page. When you list a city on your profile, you automatically link to a page of that location that is already on Facebook.

Why is it so important to understand the structure of Facebook? Because every page on Facebook has a unique identification number (ID) that Graph Search uses when you type in a search query. And because of the ID, you can find all kinds of information.

However, finding people by location is the easiest task. For a recruiter, it's much more interesting to look for people working for specific companies. What's the best way to do it?

The ID is in the "Information" section of any company page. But, unfortunately, only the administrator of this page sees it, for a third-party user it is inaccessible. However, with some simple actions, you can find it out. And now we are going to teach you how to do it.

In some cases, you have to look for the ID because it is not added to the page's default URL. The URL of a Google international page, for example, does not contain an ID.

To find out the ID, you need to:

  • click on the photo of the page in the upper left corner;
  • copy the second combination of numbers from the right. That's the ID you need to search for.

Search by Location

To find people by location, you need to add in the URL:

  • /location-ID/residents/present

The /present command can easily be replaced with /past if you need to find people who lived somewhere but moved away.

Search by Language

To find people who know French, for example, you need to find out what Facebook ID he or she has. To do this:

find the French page via Graph Search

Once inside the page, copy the number set in the URL: 226137127402904. This is the ID of the French page

  • in Graph Search, use the command: facebook.com/search/language-ID/speakers
  • Accordingly, for the French the command would be:

facebook.com/search/226137127402904/speakers

  • The ID of the English page is 146989945372699
  • German page ID - 210538108968932
  • Spanish page ID - 173040659419073
  • Polish page ID - 130798346997260
  • If you want to find people who speak more than one language, use this command:

facebook.com/search/language-ID1/speakers/language-ID2/speakers/intersect

Search in a group

If a person has joined a community in which code is shared, it can be assumed that he works in the field of development. There is a chance to meet a specialist among the subscribers of a profile group, a community with vacancies, to notice his post or comments under the post. Recruitach gathered Facebook communities for developers into an article.

A post in a group dedicated to the Go language catches your attention. With this post, the developer not only claims skills but also shows off part of his portfolio. He can become a candidate.

Facebook has filters, and thanks to the recommendation feed, a published job may catch the eye of someone who doesn't follow your company.

Search by post

Not everyone lists a company or profession in their profile, but there is another way to search - by tags in posts. That's how you find those who are looking for a job. For example, by searching for #resume.

It is also possible to hire several specialists at once or an entire team. This is called "outstaffing". You should search for information about teams that are available by asking outstaff.

How does the employment agency Alcor help the employee?

The employment agency helps to find many interesting vacancies that are sometimes not available on job sites or in other agencies. Employees are selected according to their qualifications, needs, and requirements. He can also be sure that the contract signed by him is correct and complies with the law, which is very important, especially when going to work abroad.

The agency helps with the translation of documents, if necessary, solves issues related to the trip, and guarantees the safety of work and, most importantly, its legality. The agency is present at every stage and supports and takes care of all formalities. If the job seeker is not sure what kind of work he/she is interested in and for what position, the agency staff can offer several positions based on the resume and individual interview.

How does the Alcor employment agency help employers?

If you are an employer, the agency will help you find the right employee for the position, acting as an external HR specialist. You do not have to worry about formalities and reading a bunch of CVs, because the agency does it for you. Agency employees, whose task is to conduct an initial interview with the candidate and select potential employees, present to the employer a list of people who are ideal for the selected position. Along with the resume of potential employees, the recruiter also prepares recommendations, that is, describes the professional profile of the candidate. An objective assessment of the candidate, which is carried out by a person with experience in recruitment, certainly facilitates the selection and final decision on employment.

Summing up, the employment agency acts as an intermediary between the employer and the employee, thereby ensuring that each party complies with the terms of the signed contract, as well as guarantees its correctness and legality, which is especially important when working with international employment.

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