The world is changing, and with it, so is the way we hunt for jobs.
Gone are the days when a simple paper resume will suffice for landing the job of your dreams. Employers now have their eyes on the Internet to find the best candidates for jobs. Are you on their radar? Can you be found? Is your professional online presence up to par? If you have answered NO to any of those questions, then you must read on.
There are many free options available to you that will enhance the clout of your online professional presence. Getting your professional online presence up and running does not take long at all and can help you immensely in the long run.
One of the themes of this blog is to help you learn how to leverage the power of social networking and other social media sites to increase the chances for professional advancement. I will be posting tutorials and lessons (video and written) on all types of subjects surrounding this very topic. Let’s take a look at the services that will be covered throughout the tutorials on this website.
LinkedIn.com – An incredible professional social networking site. Unlike sites like Facebook and Myspace, this site has its roots in professional networking and development. This is the property we will focus on primarily.
Twitter.com – Twitter is a “MicroBlogging” site that allows you to post “Tweets” to tell people what you are up to at this very second. It started as a social service, but its picking up momentum for people who seek to develop themselves professionally or land a job.
Facebook.com – Although Facebook has its roots in “Social Networking” as well, it too has come a long way in terms of being used for professional development. You can leverage the immense power of Facebook Groups and Facebook Apps to aide you in your professional development and job search.