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Top 10 Social Sites for Finding a Job


Some of these sites allow you to craft a resume, while others are networking platforms that contain job listings. By signing up for all ten, you increase your chances of getting a job and decrease the amount of time you’ll spend searching for a new one. Three of the listed sites can be combined with other sites to be more impactful. In addition to joining, creating profiles and searching for jobs, I encourage you to support these sites with either a traditional website or blog, so that you have more to present to employers, in addition to your profile.

LinkedIn is by far the #1 spot for job seekers, those currently employed, marketers who are looking to build lists and salespeople who are seeking out new clients.

Plaxo is a social network that resembles LinkedIn to a certain degree. You’re able to create your own profile with a section about you, your contact information and your “pulse stream,” which is made up of your presence on social media sites such as Twitter.

Twitter is an amazing tool if you can unlock its power. It breaks down communication barriers and lets you talk directly to hiring managers, without having to submit a resume immediately to a machine.

Jobster isn’t spoken about nearly enough, yet it is a powerful platform for networking with employers who are offering jobs, while you’re searching.

Facebook can be used to get jobs.  When you find a job opening that you’re interested in, you’ll be able to message the hiring manager directly.

Craigslist is an extremely valuable job search tool if you’re not looking to work for a big brand name company. Most of the positions are for consultants (design/programming help) and at small to midsize companies that are hiring.

MyWorkster focuses on exclusive networks for colleges, allowing students and alumni to connect for exclusive career opportunities.

VisualCV understands the importance of personal branding in a job search. Instead of a traditional resume, you get your own branded webpage, where you can add video, audio, images, graphs, charts, work samples, presentations and references.

JobFox, like online dating, tries to pair you up with a job that best fits you. Their differentiator is their “Mutual Suitability SystemTM” that enables them to match your wants and needs to those of employers to find the best relationship. The system learns about your skills, experiences, and goals and then presents you with jobs.

Ecademy, like LinkedIn, is a prime source for professional networking. You have your own online profile, where you can tell people what you do. You can join business networking groups based around your expertise and exchange messages with other members privately.

03/07/2009 - Posted by | job search | , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I’d heard of the sites like Linkedin and Facebook…some I never heard of. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate this site. you have given me so many leads. thanks again for your hard work!!! And PLEASE keep it up!!!!

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