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:
- LinkedIn (duh)
- Personal Website (buy yourname.com)
- Ning Groups
- Research/Automate/Consolidate (use RSS / read Blogs / set up Google Alerts)
- 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…