I understand a lot of the confusion people have about using social media. It seems that every day we have a new site popping up or changes to the ones we already use. Every time I go into LinkedIn I have some trepidation about what I will find added, missing, or changed. My groups recently looked odd and I don’t know if it is a change or my computer. And LinkedIn arbitrarily rolls out new changes so one’s profile may look different from someone in another area. And we humans just love the uncertain. (I say sarcastically.)
I saw this post recently about using Facebook in your job search. It is on Joshua’s Waldman’s website and he is a dependable authority on social media. He lists three methods you can use to get a job by using Facebook. (Click here.)
I was in our job service room one day leading a class, and one of the regulars was up front giving his knowledge. He matter-of-factly stated that you should never go on Facebook. That it is just a waste of time.
As Corso would say, “Not so fast my friend.” There are some good reasons to use Facebook. I give some of them in this earlier post.
If you are still hesitant to use Facebook, LinkedIn, the phone; its okay. You don’t have to. But look at what they have to offer and then make an informed decision.
Good luck in your search whether it is for a job or for the next step in your career. If you have something that is bothering you, except for Congress, please leave me a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back with you and I may use it in a later post.
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