Social and professional networking sites are great resources for career research,
making connections, job searching and staying current in your industry. They also
provide recruiters with additional avenues to search for and assess potential job
candidates. If an employer Googles your name, what would he or she see? What does
your online presence say about you?
Take an active role in shaping your “personal brand” online – represent yourself
in all your online activities as a brand worth buying into. Make your online presence
an asset by using it to express your professional aspirations and interests.
Social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter are important to join when you’re in college
and when actively job seeking. Recruiters and hiring managers use them as sourcing
tools and having an active presence can lead to getting noticed.
LinkedIn is the world's largest
professional network with over 300 million members in over 200 countries around
the globe. Bottom line: is the network to join if you are a professional, but you
must have a good profile and a strategy. Here are tips on getting started:
Looking for more tips on LinkedIn?
a free social networking and micro-blogging service you can use to stay updated
in your industry, connect with industry professionals, and find some of the best
hidden jobs out there today.
To get started on Twitter:
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Sample Networking Questions
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