When you or someone else first posts your job to LinkedIn or Facebook, these sites create a snapshot of your job's title, brief description, and current images. This snapshot is what appears when you post your job to your Facebook or LinkedIn feeds. Here's an example:

social snapshot of jobs

Looks great, doesn't it? However, if you change your job title, job description, or the images that are associated with your job, LinkedIn and Facebook won't automatically update that snapshot, even though CareerPlug will automatically update your job.

If your job isn't showing up on social media with the appropriate image — for example, maybe you deleted a photo from your Careers Page, and that photo is still appearing in the snapshot — this isn't a problem with your CareerPlug job.

All you need to do is log into the site that's showing the old snapshot and  'Scrape' or 'Inspect' your link. Different websites call it different things, but essentially you are telling these sites to make a new, updated snapshot and display that when people share your job.

Make sure you are logged into either Facebook or LinkedIn, and then take the next steps.

Updating your job's snapshot on Facebook

Visit https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/ and make sure you are logged into Facebook. Paste the link to your job in the field and click the Debug button.

Facebook debug

On the following page, you will be able to see the snapshot that Facebook has taken of your job. If it is incorrect, click the Scrape Again button, and the new, updated snapshot will appear.

scrape again

Updating your job's snapshot on LinkedIn

Visit https://www.linkedin.com/post-inspector/ and make sure you are logged into LinkedIn. Paste the link to your job in the field and click the Inspect button. This will automatically update your job's snapshot.

LinkedIn post inspector