An Entry from the Job Hunter's Journal

Job Searching Using Social Media

I am reading Job Searching with Social Media For Dummies by Joshua Waldman, MBA among several other books.  I started reading this book to get a better feel for how Social Media can help the job seeker.  After spending several chapters reviewing what Social Media is, the author basically tells the reader to use Social Media to find individuals to network with—first using Social Media alone, but eventually establishing personal relationships. This tells me that even in the Internet era, personal relationships, which many job seekers seem to avoid, are still necessary to find jobs.  In spite of changing technology, as the Bible says, “There is nothing new under the sun”.  When looking for a job, use the Internet, Social Media, etc., but remember that the best way to find positions is through face-to-face networking.