One new feature Facebook introduced last week was Community Pages. The Community Pages appear to be like Wikipedia pages for Facebook Business Pages; they pull what other Facebook users are saying about a topic or business and display the information on one page.
Law students and lawyers may want to consider Facebook Community Pages as another tool to help prepare for interviews, especially if they are interviewing with larger firms. For example, I entered the name of a large firm in my Facebook search bar and the first result was a link to the firm’s Community Page.
As you can see, the Community Page pulled updates where other Facebook users mentioned the firm’s name. From reading this, a job seeker would learn that the firm recently hosted a Women in eDiscovery Seminar in its LA office, lost a partner to another firm and added an attorney to the firm’s Corporate Finance Practice in NYC.
While the Community Pages are not the only tool job seekers should use to prep for interviews, it appears they offer potential to provide updates about law firms that could help job seekers prepare for interviews. It will be interesting to see how Facebook develops the Community Pages.