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Get Linked!

Posted By Jaren Love, GAIN Intern, Monday, April 12, 2010
Today, it seems like everyone is using social networking websites! Most think of these sites as mindless distractions or just a way to keep up with old friends. However, you might not realize that these sites can help you land a job.  

The Boston Globe recently did a short piece that gives advice to job searchers on using social networks such as LinkedIn. LinkedIn, a website for professional and career networking, is a free and easy way to reach out to past colleagues and network with others in your field.  

You can read the full article here.

The best approach to LinkedIn is thinking of it as an enhanced digital resume. The site allows you to join groups relevant to progressive politics or alumni groups to take networking to the next level. Additionally, it allows you to add a little extra detail to what you accomplished at past positions and a professional looking photograph to put a face to a name. A professional presence on the web that clearly articulates your skills and talents can be a crucial next step in landing the job of your dreams.

Tags:  career advice  job search  networking  website 

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