Elon Musk’s X announces job hiring feature for verified organisations

X shared a mock-up of a phone screen showing how verified organisations could hunt for new job applicants and advertise positions through the social media platform

August 28, 2023 02:51 pm | Updated 03:26 pm IST

X Hiring is in beta and exclusively for gold verified organisations [File]

X Hiring is in beta and exclusively for gold verified organisations [File] | Photo Credit: AP

X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, has announced a job hiring feature for organisational accounts which pay for gold tick verification on the platform.

X Hiring is currently in beta and the official account shared that verified organisations could post “critical roles” through the feature to “organically reach millions of relevant candidates.”

A mock-up of the app’s screen showed a company advertising for positions, along with job locations and a salary range. While the new feature was seen as a rival to the job-hunting platform LinkedIn, X’s hiring feature caters only to verified organisations; those which pay $1,000 per month for their subscription in the U.S. Meanwhile, LinkedIn has a paid tier with more user privileges, but its base layer is free for registered users.

X owner Elon Musk is looking to bring more capabilities to the platform until it reaches the status of an “everything app” which can support payments, news, video content, and more.

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News outlet Semafor reported earlier this month that X had plans to build a trading hub inside the app. However, Musk has denied these claims and said that no work was taking place in this area to the best of his knowledge.

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