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Eight Steps to Leveraging Social Networks in Your Job Search

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    Paul simplified his social-media interactions on eight different channels and focused on a few industry channels that helped him broadcast his value proposition vs. his needs; in fact, he quit 10 “job-seeker” groups on LinkedIn in favor of industry- and association-focused groups within his profession and started interacting with top peers in his field.

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Eight Steps to Leveraging Social Networks in Your Job Search

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    Paul simplified his social-media interactions on eight different channels and focused on a few industry channels that helped him broadcast his value proposition vs. his needs; in fact, he quit 10 “job-seeker” groups on LinkedIn in favor of industry- and association-focused groups within his profession and started interacting with top peers in his field.

John O’Connor, from TheLadders.com, recently wrote about helping an executive job seeker, “Paul,” who was having trouble making sense of the online social networks he thought were supposed to support his job search.

At the start, Paul had no less than 50 pages of contacts, resume material and logs from his multi-month job search online and offline.

The following eight steps helped Paul replace his unfocused activity and put his online social networking into its proper place.


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