Using Social Media to Find Your Next Job
Why wait until the next happy hour or networking event you attend? What if you could make powerful, professional, network-building connections every day? By effectively using social media, you can. Social media is a great way for you to stand out from other applicants, but it can also remove you from contention from your dream position. Here are some tips on using social media to network:
Twitter: Twitter is a great way to establish yourself as a thought leader in a community
LinkedIn: LinkedIn should act as your online resume.
GovLoop: GovLoop was created to connect professionals in government, so it is not unusual to "friend" someone after joining them in a discussion or commenting on their blog.
Facebook: Facebook is by far the most sensitive when it comes to networking, because it is inherently more personal.
I have also got a question about LinkedIn, many professionals are on it but the information that you get is solely from the people that you know, the reason why this could be useful is to know the action of your friends' friends - how can we change that so everybody can develop links with these people once or twice removed?