Quick Hits - Social Networking

Social Networking Opportunities and Challenges

The importance of social networking as a key strategy in the job search process will continue to grow and evolve. The ability to share images, documents and presentations will add complexities and new responsibilities. While the opportunities associated with varied media options can enhance one's online presence, it is not without some risk. It will make managing one's online persona increasingly important.

The more one knows about social networking capabilities as they relate to their job search, the more opportunities they will have to market themselves. Job hunters are encouraged to take the time to understand the options available to them and to utilize options that make sense for their particular situation. While social networking may not fit every job search, its value continues to grow. Awareness of social networking opportunities can be a big help in the job search process. See Social Networking Tips under the Tools menu for more information.