Social Networking

Social Networking

Don’t let the social networking aspect fool you. This is an excellent resource for networking, period.  You can create links to your resume and curriculum vitae, and reach out to an entire network that could use your services or knows of  a career opportunity that may not be posted on a career website.

www.careerjournal.com   This Wall Street Journal resource offers articles and tips that are especially geared toward job seekers transitioning into a new career direction, or who want to transfer their skills and qualifications into making money on the Internet.

www.linkedin.com  Linkedin is a networking and referral site that allows you to market your services to the community, and allows others to recommend your skills and services.  ( Employers, Human Resources are now using Linkedin to search for candidates for their job positions).  Linkedin is a free site where you can post your career objective, work history, affliations and memberships.  Its also can be an excellent tool to network with others in a business setting.

(Remember what you post on Linkedin stays on the Internet forever!  Word of Caution, use discretion in posting personal information.  Such as personal addresses and data). Other sites less formal settings like www.facebook.com   www.brightfuse.com  www.twitter.com  (Remember don’t go overboard on too many sites. If employers see your all over the Internet, its not recommended either. Use common sense and discretion).

TO Network  meets, 7a.m. Tuesdays, Mimi’s Cafe, 400 N. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks, Ca.  Call 805-377-0853.

Professional Business Network meets 7:00-8:15 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, John O’Groats, 16120 Ventura Blvd., Encino. Call 818-345-4924

LeTip Networking group 7:00-8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Encino Glen Restaurant, 16821 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call 818-414-3104.  Also Marie Callendar’s Restaurant, 14743 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call 310-600-0609.

Mashable not only posts jobs, but like Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal, offers articles, tips and resources for job seekers and career transitioners.  http://mashable.com/2009/02/19/laid-off-sites

http://www.veejobs.com  –  New social network that connects employers to job seekers.

http://internsover40.blogspot.com  -Interns over 40 (great strategies for the 40+ job seeker)

http://career-opportunities.ning.com

http://newmediainterchange.ning.com  Douglas E. Welch discusses Career Opportunities and New Media Interchange sites, which also are on Facebook. Can check these sites out for career, job seeking, social media and networking advice and information.

http://www.snagajob.com  Offering hourly and part-time listings.

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