Randy Wooden from the Goodwill Professional Center joined the Morning Show to talk about the importance of using social media when looking for work. He focused on 3 specific areas: Blogging, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Having a blog or at least contributing to other blogs can give you credibility and name recognition as an expert in your field. Make sure your blog stays updated with fresh content so it will be more likely to show up on search engines. Also, make sure to plug your blog in to your LinkedIn and Facebook profiles.
According to Randy, if you are only going to participate in one social network, it should be LinkedIn. This is where professionals are most likely to network and where most potential employers will go to check out job candidates. Not only should you have a Linkedin profile, you should keep it updated and stay involved with your network and groups.
Twitter is also becoming a useful source for job hunters. You can follow key people and companies and you may even find job postings there.
For more information or to sign up for a FREE LinkedIn workshop, call Randy at 336-776-6822 or email him: firstname.lastname@example.org.