Social networking can no longer be thought of as just a way to stay connected to friends and family. Social networking has evolved from posting pictures and connecting to people from your past to posting resumes and professional information as a method of connecting to your future. What originally began as informal electronic interaction is
Springtime is often associated with new beginnings. Trees blossom, flowers bloom, love is in the air and so on. Even our home, garage and office space get a bit of a makeover as many of us engage (with varying levels of enthusiasm) in "spring cleaning." In keeping with the spirit of the season, so to
The job market is beginning to improve, but competition remains significant. In order to land the job you really want – one where you can both contribute and grow – you have to be more proactive than ever. Networking has long been a valuable resource for job searchers, but now social networking websites -- Facebook,
As I write this, the national unemployment rate still sits at over 8%. While hardly news, it warrants repeating that there are currently close to 15 million Americans who are unemployed and another 10 million seeking to change their present employment situation. Needless to say, competition for jobs is fierce. While perhaps not as obvious,
// // There is a fascinating article on CareerJournal.com. The article is referencing a study done by CareerXroads that indicates the increasing importance of social networking in the job search. According to the study, at large companies, employee referrals led to 1/3 of all new hires - 32% as opposed to just 21% in 2001.