In a significant expansion of its services, X has officially launched its job search feature, stepping into the realm of professional networking and recruitment. Initially available in beta to verified users since August, the tool is now accessible to all users on the web, with iOS and Android versions anticipated to follow soon.
A Basic Yet Promising Start
The job search functionality, while still in its nascent stages, is already showcasing a range of opportunities, particularly in the tech sector. Notably, it includes listings from companies led by Elon Musk, such as SpaceX, Tesla, Neuralink, and his latest venture, x.ai.
Despite Elon Musk’s assurance of creating a “cool” LinkedIn competitor, the current version of X’s job search tool remains fundamental. Users can explore job listings and descriptions but are redirected to third-party sites for application processes, including roles at X’s own companies. However, the platform is experimenting with “job cards” to enhance the shareability of individual postings across its network.
Hints at a More Ambitious Future
X’s Expanding Horizon
X’s introduction of a job search feature marks a pivotal moment in its evolution from a social networking platform to a more comprehensive “everything app.” While currently basic, the tool’s integration with high-profile tech companies and the potential for more sophisticated career-oriented features indicate a promising future in the competitive world of online job markets.