Using SM in your job search?

Ask yourself if you are using the right medium for the right activity.

Chances are you already have a presence on many channels.  If you haven’t already, it is important to determine which tools are going to be used in a professional capacity. 

LinkedIn, Quora, Twitter and blogs are all good ways to showcase your talents and the value you can add to a company.  You must be able to be found online, and the things you post help define that you have a brand beyond your resume and cover letter.

At minimum, your LinkedIn account should be robust with a professional picture and showcase your professional highlights.  If you haven’t already, consider using Twitter to share industry-specific information, link to articles and join in on job seeker chats.  Also, check out Quora to answer questions and show your expertise on a topic by topic basis.  These tools will help you maintain contact with your network and could potentially help you connect with like-minded professionals.

How do you use social media in your job search?


Are you maximizing your social media channels for your career?

Check out this quick piece I wrote for the great folks over at Women’s Ally.

Even if you are a social media pioneer, it’s important to follow a few simple steps to help maximize the benefits and be aware of the risks of social media as you build your professional brand:

And be sure to follow @WomensAlly on Twitter.  Diahann is fantastic!