Social Networking – Properly used

Nowadays when the person completes its graduation then he/she wants a job or internship. Many people or students do work in the summer holidays as they complete the session which will help them earn and learn something. So to land onto a job or internship we try our every single contact which we have and tell them so that we can earn something and will remain out of home for a valid reason. This time we will try something different for the job/internship.

I suggest we can use social media or social networking efficiently so that we can have it. Companies, firms and businesses hire people via social network or at least they screen the candidate via social network. Recently I read news that a Businessman hired a person over the other just because he has talked with him on some social network site. Though all the people won’t do such thing but they can definitely use the networking site to screen that candidate.

LinkedIn is a social networking site made specifically for professional life. We can say that LinkedIn is a combination of Facebook and Twitter but it has many specific tools that help us further our career. The first thing we need to do is sign up for an account to fill out our profile. After filling the complete profile we can make connections on that site. On linkedIn there is no concept of friends or followers we have to make connections over there and they are divided in First Degree, Second Degree etc.

LinkedIn has a tool called as ResumeBuilder which takes all the information from the profile and builds resume for us. We can edit it as we want that means if we don’t want some columns in our resume so we can remove them. Another Tool is Career Explorer which is not only useful in finding your future job but also good for your life. Along with such powerful tools and functions some other functions such as wordpress, events,  slideshare etc. are there which can help us to build the resume. there are so many people out there on these social networking sitesI just said about linkedIn here but there are various other social networking sites such as twitter, facebook, myspace which can be used for the above purpose.

Social networking and social media sites has tremendous amounts of information. Most of it is publicly available. New search engines have been developed specifically to find information in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Many of us are going to get a job now or then so we can use various other tools around us to get to our goal. As always all the social networking sites are free. So we can make use of all of them very properly.