10 Social Media Resources for Executive Job Search

Web2_logos I recently spoke at the Greater Cincinnati ExecuNet networking meeting for senior level professionals in career transition on the topic of 10 Social Media Resources for Executive Job Search. The group included a mix of executives – some familiar with many of the resources, some familiar with a few, and some who were learning about them for the first time. My goal was to provide a wide range of tools for the attendees to investigate, with the hope that each person walked away with at least three or four that they wanted to increase their involvement with or to implement.

My top 10 – in order of recommendation – are as follows:

  1. LinkedIn (duh)
  2. VisualCV
  3. JibberJobber
  4. Personal Website (buy yourname.com)
  5. Blogging
  6. Facebook
  7. Ning Groups
  8. Twitter
  9. Research/Automate/Consolidate (use RSS / read Blogs / set up Google Alerts)
  10. Job Search Engines/Aggregators (Indeed.com & SimplyHired.com)

I’d be interested in your thoughts and feedback as to additional tools you would recommend that were not included, or comments on my rankings. The comments are yours dear readers. Power to the people, Yo…

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Jennifer McClure is a Keynote Speaker, Talent Strategies Expert and Executive Coach who works with clients and companies in the areas of leadership development, communication and talent strategy. Jennifer McClure offers keynotes, workshops and training that inspire and empower business leaders to be more effective in their careers and as leaders of their organization’s most valuable resource – people.

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11 thoughts on “10 Social Media Resources for Executive Job Search

  1. I’ve never heard of VisualCV, but it looks really cool! Definitely a way to demonstrate your professionalism and technical abilities. Thanks for sharing!

  2. @Susan – Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to share your feedback. I really appreciate it!
    @Bonita – I’m really diggin’ VisualCV so much that I’m thinking about creating one for myself just to play around with the tool. I haven’t received one from a candidate yet – but when I do, I will most likely be impressed!

  3. Great information and discussion.
    After 13 years away from external recruitment/job campaigns, it’s refreshing to see how many great tools are accessible to me.
    Thanks for the summary!

  4. It’s a great presentation full of interesting suggestions and topics.

  5. Ditto to that from one who’s been out of the game for 20 years!
    Looks like I’ve got some homework to do. Thanks!

  6. @Kirk, @sfbrowne and @ Arturo – thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you found the tools and resources helpful! I hope you’ll give several of them a try.

  7. Hi
    I’ve had a lot of luck with Craigslist and many of the sites you’ve mentioned as well.

  8. I’m late to comment on this (I just saw it linked from the Execunet LinkedIn Group) … wow, I’m totally flattered! Thank you for the plug for JibberJobber, and thank you for the high ranking!

    Jason Alba
    :: JibberJobber.com – organize your Job Search
    :: “LinkedIn for Job Seekers” DVD (not just for job seekers)
    :: http://www.ImOnLinkedInNowWhat.com/dvd

  9. Hey that’s so much fantastic. In this present time the job searching is too harder. So these sources are so much helpful to search the job. The sources are many job searching sites like jobbjar.com and as many. One more site help to search the job that is http://www.jobconcierge.com

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