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Top Social Media Sites for Job Searching

From About.com:

Networking is one of the most important components of job searching. Use these top social and professional networking sites to enhance your career and boost your job search, and learn how to use social networking sites to job search.

LinkedIn
How to use the full power of LinkedIn to job search, including effectively using your connections and utilizing all the information available on LinkedIn when you’re applying for jobs.

Facebook
If you’re using Facebook for professional networking, and more people are every day, here are tips on the best way to use Facebook when you’re job searching.

Twitter
Twitter is a social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface. Twitter is open ended and people and companies use it in a variety of ways, including to job search.

MySpace
MySpace is a social networking website offering users the opportunity to connect through personal profiles, blogs, groups and other features.

Ning
Ning is an online service to create, customize, and share a social network. Users have used Ning to create online social networks about lots of subjects, including jobs and the job search.

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04/23/2009 Posted by | networking | , , , , | Leave a comment

How Blogging and Social Networking Can Impact Your Job Search

From about.com

Employees have been fired when their employer construed their blog posts as sharing confidential information, making inappropriate comments about the company, or both. Posting company news, pictures, and even making positive comments about a company have cost bloggers their jobs.

MySpace, Facebook, Web Site, and Blog Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t include a link on your resume to any site which includes inappropriate content that is not appropriate for a business audience.

Be very careful what you put online. If you have a MySpace or Facebook account, people you won’t want to be reading your profile may be able to access it, even if you think nobody will read it. Make your account private, so only your friends can access it. Be extra careful, and don’t post anything that you don’t want a prospective employer (or your mom!) to read.

Post in haste, repent in leisure. Remember that a hastily written blog post critical of your job or detailing your wild night with a hot date can be read today, regardless of when it was posted. You may not even remember posting it, but, a potential employer will certainly keep it mind.

Read more at http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchblogs/a/jobsearchblog.htm

and at https://plasticskyscraper.wordpress.com/2009/03/07/top-10-social-sites-for-finding-a-job/

03/16/2009 Posted by | job search | , , | 5 Comments