Musk expressed his reservations about LinkedIn, citing a perceived “cringe” factor associated with the platform. He shared, “Occasionally, people send me LinkedIn links, but the content sometimes feels overly contrived. Consequently, I prefer requesting resumes or bios via email. We are committed to making sure that X’s alternative to LinkedIn maintains an appealing and engaging user experience.”
Several verified organizations, including Workweek, have been granted the ability to showcase job openings through scrollable cards integrated into their profiles, as observed by TechCrunch. A screenshot shared by user Nima Owji in the previous month suggested that “Twitter [X] will facilitate verified organizations in transferring all their job listings to Twitter by seamlessly connecting a compatible ATS or XML feed.” However, these listings might be accessible only within the United States for the time being, as they remain absent on European accounts.
Elon Musk had hinted at this innovative feature back in May, and X subsequently made its inaugural acquisition under Musk’s leadership with the purchase of the job-matching technology startup, Laski. Workweek CEO Adam Ryan disclosed that the job posting functionality is included within X’s premium “$1,000 per month verified for organizations” subscription.
The inclusion of biometric data aligns with Elon Musk’s objective to eliminate fraudulent accounts from the platform. It is worth noting that such data collection could attract regulatory scrutiny. X is currently facing a proposed class action lawsuit for unauthorized biometric data collection, allegedly sourced from every image containing a recognizable face uploaded to the platform, according to a lawsuit detailed by Bloomberg.