eQuest Adds Facebook to Its Blast! Network Job Distribution Service

I don’t talk about eQuest much. It’s old. It’s boring. It does the dirty job of compliance and distribution while the recruitment world focuses on sexy tech like chatbots and messaging. It’s the low-risk stock that returns 5 percent year-in, year-out without fanfare.

The company, which was founded in 1994, says it focuses on innovation, but it sure doesn’t know how to show it. Twitter hasn’t been used since last year. Also, I’m not even sure it knows how to post to its Facebook page.

Nevertheless, a recent announcement caught my attention.

Beginning October 1, jobs that are distributed through the eQuest’s Blast! Network will be posted onto Facebook Jobs. Customers can post unlimited jobs for free onto the world’s most popular social network. Jobs appear on and link to your corporate Facebook Page.

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Jobs show up on your Page, as well as the job tab, and in the growing Marketplace. After posting, employers can track applications, contact candidates, and schedule interviews through Facebook Messenger or an applicant-tracking solution.

The Blast! Network is a group of free job boards and career sites where eQuest customers can post an unlimited amount of openings at no cost, aside from the membership fee. Google for Jobs is in the network as well, making the product a nice one-two punch to get employers onto Google and Facebook in a turnkey fashion.

Joel Cheesman has over 20 years experience in the online recruitment space. He worked for both international and local job boards in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. In 2005, Cheesman founded HRSEO, a search engine marketing company for HR, as well as launching an award-winning industry blog called Cheezhead. He has been featured in Fast Company and US News and World Report. He sold his company in 2009 to Jobing.com. He was employed by EmployeeScreenIQ, a background check company. He is the founder of Ratedly, an app that monitors anonymous employee reviews. He is married and the father of three children. He lives in Indianapolis.