Startups like Facebook more than LinkedIn


Some startups are betting that Facebook, not LinkedIn, will emerge as the dominant site for professional networking. BranchOut, maker of a careers-focused application on Facebook, has raised $24 million, while Jibe, which makes an HR and job-application app on Facebook, recently raised $6 million. But recruiters have so far remained loyal to LinkedIn, says hiring consultant Debra Feldman. “They’re using it over and above any other résumé databases, including their own,” Feldman says.  Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The

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