In the Door helps Facebook users find employment by utilizing their social network. Users can see available job opportunities by seeing where their friends are employed or by reviewing companies they have added to their social network. In the Door also allows users to search for openings by city, company or job title. Employers can utilize In the Door to find potential job candidates while job seekers can use it to connect with possible employers. By finding job opening through a user’s social network, they are more likely to have some connection to that business, whether it is a brand they like or a company that currently employs someone they know.
Facebook has many uses today. With such a huge community, it is not terribly surprising that many businesses and professionals use it to share information and find work. In the Door was created to help the “Facebook generation” get the best use out of the social network in terms of job hunting. Users can discover companies who may already be listed in their social network that are hiring for positions they could fill. In the Door provides another way to look for employment online.
There are many job listing websites already operating on the web. What makes In the Door so appealing is the way the application uses Facebook. The social network has proven its worth as a valuable resource and an effective way to communicate. Through In the Door, user can connect with possible employers and search for work that suits their skill set and location.
In the Door invites users with a deep blue color scheme and white background. The overall design is very neat and well-organized so the user never feels overwhelmed with information. The search results are also neatly organized with a list that includes a few basic details and links to the company. Users can also see how many friends they have in common with the business and how many job openings are currently available.
Getting started with In the Door is very simple, provided the user has a Facebook account. Since the application works through Facebook, it would stand to reason that this would be the preferred log in method. Those who do not have a Facebook account will have to create one to use In the Door. To begin, the user can click the dark blue “Get Started” button on the In the Door homepage. A pop up box appears with a “Login” link that the user must click to continue to Facebook.
In the Door offers many job opportunities for users, but these are all available through Facebook (which is a free resource). There are no subscription fees or other charges for using In the Door, which is a good choice on the part of the application’s creators. Users are more likely to turn to In the Door to seek employment if it is free rather than search Facebook on their own.
In the Door is especially helpful for users who already have a Facebook network. The larger the user’s network, the more likely they will be to find an employer who is hiring. The application is easy to use and doesn’t cost anything so the user can return to it as often as they like.