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Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 2

Finding Your Next Job in the Wide World of Social Media

In This Chapter

arrow Appreciating what social job search can do for you

arrow Tying into top-rated social networking sites

arrow Creating profiles and bios you’re proud of

arrow Discovering a treasure trove of social networking tips

The familiar adage claiming the secret to landing a good job “is not what you know, but who you know” is hereby officially stamped incomplete in this era of online social connectivity. Consider this revised version: The secret to landing a good job is what you know, who you know, who knows you, and who your friends know.

All this knowing is exploding on the Web on social networking sites, a big part of social media. The terms overlap in popular usage and definitions vary widely. Here’s my take:

check.png Social networking sites are Web venues with huge online databases of information individuals have uploaded about themselves. They do it to mingle with other people in the site’s database — to put themselves “out there.” ...

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