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Making online tools work for your job search!

imageMany people struggle when it comes to sorting out all the different tools and social media sites online and how to use them effectively for their job search.

Joshua Waldman, a social media strategist and founder of Career Enlightenment may have provided a solution… his book:

Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies

It's quite effective at helping you understand what is available online, as well as simple, step-by-step processes for using them to your benefit when looking for your next job.

Furthermore, he does a great job of helping you set the stage for your job search before you ever even get online.

The book discusses preparing for your search, understanding a personal brand, setting goals, gathering essentials for your search, managing your time, and the critical aspect of staying motivated. He provides practical tools and insights to help you get off to a great start.

In addition to helping you understand and effectively use sites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook professionally for your job hunt… he also discusses a multitude of lesser known sites and how they can be of help to you.

Perhaps most importantly, he thoroughly discusses Google, and all the proactive, and defensive aspects you need to be aware of and manage.

There are many books on the market that purport to help your job search. This is one that does it in very practical – use it today – kinds of ways.

I rarely write about books or other people's writing. However, this is one book that is very worthwhile if you want to make sense of the many social media options available to you.


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1 comment:

Jobs said...

You convinced me. I have just ordered "Job searching with social media for Dummies" online and can't wait to read it.

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