Because you are now, an employer!

Employers

It’s only natural to smile and nod when you don’t really know what people around you, are talking about. It comes quite naturally to me as I work as a content writer in a full-fledged tech company. So here we have people talking about coding and design and the only thing I can come up with, is a comeback soaked in pun which is usually treated with a room full of people giving me blank stares and the occasional nod in despair that says “we’re serious people, we actually work for a living”… all in good humour, of course (Saving Grace!)

So this is about my little tug-of-war with Facebook where I dealt with numbers (actual coding!) and managed to pull through in the end (Yes, pun, is my thing. I won’t let you forget!)

You know that column on Facebook that says “Work and Education?” Well, what if you work in a start-up company that has a Facebook page but for some mind-boggling reason, Facebook will just not let you list the company as your employer?

Not to worry. Main hoon na?

No really, stay. I can help. This is what you need to do:

You need to use Firefox or Chrome to be able to do this. No offence, but Internet Explorer? REALLY?
So there’s this thing called Web Developer that you need to download before you start. You can download it from the links below.
Firefox users
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/web-developer/?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Web_Developer_Extension_%28external%29

Chrome users
http://chrispederick.com/work/web-developer/chrome/

All done? Okay we’re good to go.
Open two browsers, log in to your Facebook Profile in one and your Facebook page on the other.
Hover around this option called “Edit page” on the top right corner of your page. Just hover around, DON’T MOVE THAT MOUSE AWAY FROM THERE.
Now you’ll see that there’s a tiny number on the bottom left corner of the page that appears when your cursor is on the edit page button.

Umm, so I just revealed my company’s Facebook insights to the world. Oh well.
So the number is 4657…55. What you need to do is copy the number that’s there and guard it with your life.

Not really, just save the number.

Okay now let’s see, what’s next? Oh right, your profile.
So now you can go to your profile click on the box below your name, that allows you to edit your information and go to “Work and Education”.

It says type Employer’s name, right? Just type your fancy number and hit enter.

Now this is where that web developer thingy that you downloaded first, comes in handy. There’s this option called “Forms” on the toolbar. Click on “Forms” and choose “Display Form Details” from the dialog box that appears.

Yeah, you did that. Take a moment to stare at the codes, numbers, fancy brackets and quotation marks that don’t make sense, in amazement, wondering why-on-earth anyone would want to spend their lifetime creating those. (But on a serious note, let’s thank the stars for people like those. I’m employed because of them!)

Okay, now carefully look for the part BELOW THE PICTURE OF THE BRIEFCASE that says

<input autocomplete=”off” name=”employer_id”>

There’s a box below that, that shows you random numbers. Now delete that and type in your cool number.

Hit enter.

And then…
Listen to the angels singing, slap on a smug grin, and blog about it at 1 am on your website.

Thank you Jaydeep, for asking me how to do this. I wouldn’t have moved a pinky finger in this direction, if not for your request!

And this is Meghana, signing off. Nighty-night. Don’t let the bed bugs bite.

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