To find potential candidates or prospects on Facebook with the help of the Graph Search, which I covered in the previous post, we need to use Facebook IDs (long numbers) for Job Titles. These IDs are not always easy to identify.
For a particular job title, the ID in question is the ID of the page corresponding to the job title. I.e. it needs to be the page with the appropriate name (such as “Software Engineer”) that is the most popular. We can search for those pages like this:
However, in many cases, the choices presented by the search above do not point to “the” page we need to use. I recommend to use a search for a Work Position instead:
(replace Sofware+Engineer with your term) – it will likely show the page you are looking for. The long number “117968858296276” in this search is not a Facebook ID; rather, it tells Facebook that we are looking for a Work Position.
So, the correct page for the “Software Engineer” is https://www.facebook.com/pages/Senior-Software-Engineer/110265725662722 and the ID to use is 110265725662722. Now we can search for Software Engineers like this: https://www.facebook.com/search/110265725662722/employees
Here are some examples of searches for the IT industry using job title IDs. You can combine these with additional search filers, such as locations:
- Database Administrator
- Network Administrator
- Senior Software Engineer
- Software Consultant
- Software Design Engineer
- Software Development Engineer
Happy Facebook Graph searching!