Elon Musk has been causing waves at X (formerly Twitter) ever since he took over the company in October 2022. His recent move involves introducing a new feature named “X Hirings,” which allows companies to establish professional networks, including posting job opportunities. This feature seems to be Musk’s take on LinkedIn, the leading professional networking platform. Musk didn’t hold back in criticizing LinkedIn, labeling it as “cringe.”
In response to a tweet by Ian Zelbo on X, who expressed disdain for LinkedIn, Musk replied that he finds LinkedIn links cringeworthy, preferring to receive resumes or bios via email. He emphasized that the X competitor to LinkedIn will be cool.
Elon Musk’s X is now venturing into the realm of professional networking with a beta version of a hiring feature called “Hirings.” Initially, this feature is accessible solely to verified organizations on the platform.
Hirings is designed to streamline the hiring process by implementing thorough screening and verification procedures for companies wishing to list job opportunities. The goal is to establish a secure and reliable space for job seekers, where they can explore job offerings from a database of verified organizations.
Users of X will soon notice the “Hirings” feature integrated into the platform. Once available, only verified organizations can showcase job listings on their X profiles. To be eligible for this feature, organizations need to pay a monthly subscription fee of $1,000. Job listings will be visible on the organization’s profile and can be searched using keywords, location, and other criteria. Applicants can directly apply for jobs on X and receive communication from potential employers via the platform.
Currently in beta testing, X Hirings is exclusively accessible to verified organizations within the United States. However, Elon Musk has expressed intentions to expand the feature to more countries in the future. Verified organizations can register for early access to the X Hiring Beta through verified.twitter.com/en/hiring.
“Unlock early access to the X Hiring Beta—exclusively for Verified Organizations,” X stated in a post.
The Elon Musk-led company further added, “Feature your most critical roles and organically reach millions of relevant candidates. Apply for the Beta today.”
It’s worth noting that Elon Musk had been hinting at the possibility of introducing a job-hiring feature on Twitter since May. In response to a user’s suggestion about adding dating services, Musk had remarked, “Interesting idea, maybe jobs too.” This move appears to align with his vision of transforming Twitter into an “everything app.”
Reportedly, in July, Twitter acquired a job-matching tech startup called Laskie. This acquisition likely facilitated the development and release of the new job-hiring feature. A US-based media company called WorkWeek has already been utilizing this feature for a month. Its CEO, Adam Ryan, used Twitter to showcase the feature and take a jab at Mark Zuckerberg’s recently launched Twitter competitor, Threads.