Social Media, Social Networking, Web 2.0 – people throw these terms around and talk about how these tools can help you with your job search and improve your professional networks, but where do you start? In the following video, I offer my suggestions for what three sites you should check out if you’re new to using social media for job search. (The video is geared to college students and recent grads, but ANYONE interested in using social media for job search/networking purposes can benefit.)
Category Archives: Twitter
There are many resource available that describe how great a tool Twitter is for job search and networking, but there’s still understandable confusion about exactly HOW Twitter can be used. Further, there are so many Twitter applications that it can be frustrating just trying to figure out what interface will serve your particular needs. In this video, I highlight one application, Tweetdeck, and focus in on just a couple of it’s functions to demonstrate how it can be used to make your Twitter job search and networking more efficient. (Stay tuned for future videos on different Twitter applications and websites.)
Job Forecast for College Seniors: Grimmer Than Ever
I start this week’s Web in 7 post with a grim reminder of just how bad the job market is for the Class of 2009. While it may seem like this news is obvious, I’ve encountered several job seekers over the past few weeks who wondered if the market was “really that bad,” so I feel this Time article is still relevant and important to share.
I love hearing from you and answering your career questions, and based on your e-mails and comments, I get the sense that you appreciate reading my career advice, too. Now you can receive my advice and the advice of several career experts through Twitter!