Social networking sites are not only de rigeur right now, they’re positively recession-proof and respectable. Bringing together those in need of work with those in need of help, like-minded professionals, creative types, and others, the number of networking sites continues to grow.
First on the list is Linkedin. Job seekers, the still-employed, recruiters, and marketers and salespeople help make up the 35 million users. Mashable recommends optimizing your profile, developing your network, joining groups, using applications, and exchanging endorsements. When you search for a job, identify those individuals in your network who can connect you to the hiring manager.
Jobfox‘s aim is to pair you with the job that suits you specifically. Their “Mutual Suitability SystemTM” matches your skills, experiences, and goals with the needs and wants of potential employers to find the best relationship.
Visual CV is a very cool site indeed. Focusing on personal branding in a job search, the traditional resume is replaced with a tailor-made webpage, where you can add video, audio, images, graphs, charts, work samples, presentations and references. With more impact that the everyday CV, VisualCVs separate you from the crowd, communicate a willingness to work outside of the box but within the newest and more popular media, and convey your worth more effectively. Your VisualCV can be displayed publicly or privately. You can email it to a recruiter, save it as a PDF, or forward the URL. You can also use the site to search for jobs and apply directly using your VisualCV.
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