How to Link to Your Facebook Page from the ‘Employers’ Area of Your Profile

This is an updated version of one of my most popular Facebook tutorials.

A reader asks:

How can I change my occupation on my Facebook personal profile so it links directly to my business/fan page?

When you edit the “About” area of your personal profile, the first listing under “Education and Work” is “Employers.”

The only problem is, when you add your employer, Facebook automatically creates a Community Page if it can’t find an Official Page (which most of call a Fan Page or Business Page).

So, you have to teach Facebook how to find — and link to — your Official Facebook Business Page.  And thankfully, it’s an easy process!

Here’s how:

1.  Log in to your Facebook Personal Profile.

2.  Directly beneath your cover photo and profile image, click the “About” link. This will open your “About” page (also called “Info”).

3. In the “Work and Education” module that’s located in the upper lefthand area, click “Edit.”

4. Check to see whether something is already listed in that area that links to a Community Page. If it does, click the small x to “Remove Employer.”

5.  Now you’re going to re-add your employer, only this time you’re going to link directly to your employer’s Official Facebook Page (instead of the Community Page).

6. In the “Where have you worked?” form field, begin typing the EXACT NAME (Title) of the Facebook Business Page you want to link to.  For example, I typed in “Blogging Bistro, LLC” because that is the name of my Facebook Business Page.  (Note: Do NOT type in the URL of your page — the http://www.facebook.com.yourpageaddress. Instead, type in the TITLE of your page. The title should match exactly with the headline that displays directly below your Facebook cover photo and to the right of your square profile image).

As you type, Facebook will search for a Business Page with that title and will pop down a list of suggested pages. Click on the appropriate page title.

7.  When you confirm that you want to add your page, Facebook will instantly insert the thumbnail image of the profile picture that’s on that page along with a link to it in the “Employer” area.

8.  You can then customize the remainder of the form by entering your position at the company, the company’s location, a description of the company and how long you’ve worked there.

9. When you’ve filled in the form fields, click “Add Job” and then “Done Editing.”

Here’s how the published Work and Education/Employers entry that links to my Blogging Bistro Facebook page looks on my personal profile.

Note that there are two ways to click to my brand page: via the page title link that Facebook, automatically creates, and via the link I embedded into the description for my page.

See, I told you it was easy! Try it and let me know how it works for you.

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  • Savannah Chase

     Thank you for the great tip..

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    You’re welcome, Savannah. Please share a link to the post on Facebook! The link is:
    http://www.bloggingbistro.com/how-to-link-to-your-facebook-page-from-the-employers-area-of-your-profile/

    Short URL: http://ht.ly/50WDc

  • http://profiles.google.com/chrispededh Chris Pedersen

    It worked great. Easy!

  • Anonymous

    Easy! And so professional! Thanks.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    So true, Carrie. I’m not sure why Facebook creates a Community Page instead of initially giving you the option to link to whatever Business Page you want. But that’s Facebook.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Good for you, Chris. Told you it was easy!

  • Dante979

    I have a problem. My page doesn’t show up when typing the bussiness name :(

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Dante, Have you Liked your own Facebook business page? That could make things easier, in terms of it showing up on your list when you start typing in the name of your page.

    Also, make sure you type in the exact title (NOT the URL) of your business/fan page. I forgot to do that the first time (my page name has LLC at the end, which I left off). But when I typed “Blogging Bistro, LLC,” it showed up.

    Let me know if it works for you.

  • Pam

    I have tried to do this and others on our company can do this, but when I type in the company name it will not show up on my drop down or connect.  I have connected others to their profile, but not mine.  Could I have a setting wrong.  I have been trying all day!

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Pam – how frustrating when this feature doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to! Are you using Facebook as your personal profile’s persona when you’re trying to make the connection? That newish “Use Facebook as Page” sometimes messes people up.

    Also, check my suggestion directly above from Dante, who was having a similar problem. It appears to work fine for some of us, but not for all of us. Let me know if you can get it to work. If not, we can set up a phone call and I will try to help you.

  • MieYaA

    Which web browser are you using? My page didn’t show up at all on Google Chrome, but it worked fine on Windows Internet Explorer somehow. I hope it works for you too.
    http://www.facebook.com/TravelersNote

  • Amrinder

    Hi.. i type exact name of my facebook page but i am not able to see it in the list…. i wonder if there is any setting on facebook page…!!

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Please post the full URL to your Facebook page in the Comments so I can take a look and see if I can find it via Facebook’s Search.

  • Katie A

    Hi .. Quick Question.. Does the page have to be set up a a business or can be set up as anything?

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    I’m not sure I understand your question, Katie, but if you’re referring to creating a Facebook Official Page (otherwise known as a fan page or a business page), you have a number of categories you can choose from — it does not have to be a “business” but can be a “brand,” or “musician” or “author,” or a number of other choices.

  • Austin

    Wow, that was it. I’ve been struggling with this for months, and I switch to Firefox and Voila. Incredible.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Austin – Glad it worked for you! Happy to help.

  • shilz

    my page isnt showing up as an option when i want to chose a job :(

  • Michael

    Does the employer get a notification that you added them in Employment section?

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    That’s an excellent question, Michael. I suggest going to your Settings and customizing your Profile’s Privacy Controls, particularly the item about who can see your Activity Feed (that feed displays what updates you’ve recently made to your profile, such as adding a new job).

  • Susan Wareham McGrath

    Thank you so much Laura. I’ve been looking for this info for ages. You made it so easy! Thanks again.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    You’re so welcome, Susan.

  • http://twitter.com/katiepaterson Katie Paterson

    Hey everyone, thanks for this great post but I was wondering if someone might be able to help. I am also having the issue that Dante and Katie A are having and I have done what was suggested (like the company page) but I am still not able to see the company page in the drop down when I try to add it in my Work experience. Any help? the URL is http://www.facebook.com/achieverscommunity

  • http://twitter.com/Diane_Bianchi Diane Bianchi

    Great article, Laura. I just fixed my profile so it links to my page. Thanks!

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Good for you, Diane! I love being able to help people master these small, but important tasks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/beverly.lewis1 Beverly Lewis

    So happy to find my answer here. It also didn’t work for me and I read down through all the comments and tried everything you suggested. THE ANSWER for me was I was typing in the address of the page rather than the title. voila. That did the trick . Thanks SO much!

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Beverly – Correct. You need to type in the name or title of your page. I added a bit more explanation to Step 6 in the tutorial to eliminate any confusion people might have on that point.

  • Em

    My company does not have a facebook page….however, I would like to add my occupation to my page. How can I do this? Every time I try to add it, it deletes it because my company does not have a page.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    That’s strange. You should be able to add a generic occupation without listing a specific employer that’s connected to a page. Are you trying to add that info to your personal profile’s About tab, in the Work & Education area?

    If FB won’t you let you put it there because your company doesn’t have a page, I suggest adding it to the “About You” area, which you can customize with your own text. You could also put a link to your employer’s website in that customizable area, if you want.

  • Jake

    Whenever I type the correct name of the facebook page into my work section, it lists a bunch of different pages, but mine isn’t there

  • lavenderface

    My sister claims that if you do this the employer page (although she called it a ‘group’) can see your Facebook profile even if it’s private. I think her employer told her that as a scare tactic. My sister used examples of them showing her on a computer another employees Facebook page, but I bet that person had a completely public or her employer was a ‘friend’. Anyway, if true that would be a ridiculous breach of privacy.

  • lavenderface

    well I just saw all my sisters posts are ‘public’ and presumably so is all of her profile information, it’s her own problem… she just has no idea what she’s talking about.

  • http://www.facebook.com/april.hurst.52 April Hurst

    mine won’t work either. I’m even a page owner and admin.
    here is my personal:
    http://www.facebook.com/april.hurst.52?ref=tn_tnmn#!/april.hurst.52
    here is my work: http://www.facebook.com/MarbleDesignsInc?ref=hl

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    April – Looks like you got it working. I was able to link to your page instantly from the About area on your profile.

  • b.designer

    same happening here. jesus, what am i doing wrong?

    it should be: facebook/StudioZetta but i don’t see it in the list when i search + cant add it as my workplace… tried already on IE, still nothing. any help?

  • b.designer

    hi Laura, same happening here with me. what am i doing wrong?

    it should be: facebook/StudioZetta but i don’t see it in the list when i search and cant add it as my workplace…

    i have already tried on IE, but still nothing happens.

    any help? tks.

  • Ben

    Same with me. I just created a page for my business and wanted to add it as my work place on my personal facebook page, but when I type it in, only a few other companies show up, but mine is not on the list. Please help. My company’s page URL is https://www.facebook.com/SunsetTreeService?ref=hl

    Thank you.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Ben, I just typed “Sunset Tree Service” into FB’s search engine, and your page was one of the top 3 that popped up. Perhaps your page is new and FB hadn’t had a chance to index it yet? It’s there now, anyway. Try again.

  • Armando Trevino

    Laura I need help as well! i created a fan page for our business. I followed your steps and my company still does not pop up when updating my work info. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • Jenny Zuniga

    Mine is not working as well. When I try to update my work and education, my page does not show up on the drop down. So frustrating! I have tried to report it to FB twice, but they wont get back to me. My personal page is https://www.facebook.com/jenny.zuniga.79 My business page is https://www.facebook.com/ZunigaPhotographyJ

  • Jenny Zuniga

    OK! Just kidding. After several nights of being SO frustrated with this… When I typed in my business page it didn’t come up with the little profile icon. I clicked the very bottom “gray” area. It popped up. :)

  • kecia

    I am unable to do this with my business as well and have tried all the suggestions. my business is Therapy and Beyond. i can find it when I search for it as a page but not when i try to pull it up as where i work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.fortenberry.3 Jennifer Lenard Fortenberry

    I can’t find my business page to add it in my info, I type the exact name, but it just pulls up all the other businesses in the world besides mine!!!! This is driving me nuts, how do I fix it????

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Jennifer – Some of my readers have discovered that when they have a new Facebook page, it doesn’t show up in the listings for a while. I wish I could help you with this — from the comments on this post, it appears that some people are able to see their pages with no problem, and others experience the frustration you’re having. There seems to be no rhyme or reason as to why it works sometimes, but not always. That’s Facebook for you! If I do come across a magical solution, I’ll post it here.

  • John

    Brilliant……thank you so much…….I’d searched everywhere for this !

  • Moritsa

    I almost gave up but I decided to use my phone to do it. I typed my business name and when it did not show up i added the city I said my business was in and it popped up. Hope that helps.

  • http://bloggingbistro.com/ Laura Christianson

    Excellent workaround! Thanks for sharing it with us, Moritsa.