X, formerly known as Twitter, has unveiled its plans to challenge the professional networking giant LinkedIn. The company announced that it has initiated the early access phase for its X Hiring Beta, catering specifically to verified organizations.
For a monthly fee of $1,000, verified organizations can now leverage this new feature to showcase job listings on their X profiles. This move marks a significant step towards X’s aspiration of becoming an all-encompassing application, although it’s not yet positioned as a direct competitor to LinkedIn.
In a recent announcement, X stated, “Unlock early access to the X Hiring Beta — exclusively for Verified Organizations.” This allows these organizations to highlight crucial job openings and naturally connect with millions of suitable candidates. The company, led by Elon Musk, encouraged interested parties to apply for the Beta.
In a screenshot shared by app researcher Nima Owji, the job listing feature was detailed. The description referred to it as “Twitter Hiring,” a complimentary functionality for verified organizations to post job openings on their company profiles, thereby attracting top-tier talent for vacant positions. Furthermore, these verified organizations have the capacity to list up to five job positions on their profiles.
The introduction of this feature follows a hint dropped by Elon Musk, who alluded to it in May of this year. Notably, X’s first acquisition under Musk’s leadership was Laskie, and it’s plausible that this acquisition played a pivotal role in the development and launch of the new feature.