I know this sounds like a trivial matter. However, the question has come up time and time again. How do I add my Facebook Business Page as my employer in my personal profile? It used to be a breeze to do this. You simply liked your business page and then edit your profile to add your employer, select your page from the drop down menu and voila.
If you are fortunate enough to have gotten this done before the new Facebook Page was released then you don’t have to worry. However, for those who got started with Facebook more recently it is a bit more involved.
Essentially, the new Facebook Page no longer allows Pages to be shown in the drop down menu as Employers.
The good news is – there is a work around.
Here is what you will need to do:
Once you have Firefox installed then you need the Firefox Web Developer Add-on. Click here to get it. or visit: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/web-developer/
You will need the ID number to your Business Page which is the number displayed in your facebook url. E.g. in this url: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vida-Sana-Quiropr%C3%A1ctica/156392643716 the Business page ID is 156392643716
Open your personal facebook account (using Firefox with Web Dev Add-on installed) then select "Edit Profile". Click on "Education and Work".
Type one letter into the "Employer" field, and select something from the drop-down list. (TRUST ME, THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP) just select anything at this point.
Then Select "Display Form Details" from the "Forms" menu on the Web Developer Add-on.
In the field labeled "<input name="employer_id">" paste in your Business Page’s ID number. DO NOT TURN OFF "DISPLAY FORM FIELDS"!!!!!
Fill out the rest of the information (‘Position", "City/Town", etc.) and select "Add Job"
Select "Display Form Details" from the Web Dev Add on again to disable it.
That should do the trick!
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