Looking for a Job on Social Networking Sites – NYTimes.com

In a recent New York Times article, author Furad Manjoo reported, “until just a few years ago, looking for a job was a relatively straightforward process. Write a résumé. Scour job sites or the classifieds. Submit an application for listings that seem appropriate. Reach out to recruiters. Then, wait. “It doesn’t work that way at all anymore,” said Nancy Halverson, senior vice president for learning and talent development at the recruiting firm MRINetwork. Like everything else in business, the job-search process has undergone a revolution since the advent of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites. Job hunters today must learn to navigate the sometimes slippery social mores of online discourse — for instance, learning to promote themselves without coming off as self-involved.”

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There is a very important lesson that job seeks must learn right now. If they aren’t improving their social networking skills, they will have a tough time competing for the few coveted jobs. Employers are looking for technologically-savvy people. What better way to show them your competencies than to network effectively? See my article about how to combine Google Docs and Linkedin to get a job by clicking here.