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Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies, 2nd Edition by Joshua Waldman

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Chapter 14

Getting Familiar with Other Networks for Job Hunters

In This Chapter

arrow Joining multiple social networking sites to benefit your job-search strategy

arrow Managing your presence on several networks at once

arrow Surveying a variety of professional networks, from the general to the niche

You may think that using one social networking site during your job search is good enough. For the average person, this may be true. But if you’re trying to separate yourself from your job-seeking competition, then what’s good enough for most people shouldn’t be good enough for you. (After all, even LinkedIn isn’t free from certain limitations, such as having weak visual portfolio elements, language limitations for international networking, and poor contact-management features.)

In this chapter, I spell out why having a presence on multiple online networks and modalities is beneficial for you as a job seeker. I also introduce you to several online networking sites to join (other than LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook) and how mobile is seen as the future of recruiting. Choose a few tools that make sense for your career.

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