While monitoring a lot of chatter on Twitter recently regarding the usage by companies of social networking to fill jobs, something struck me that I had not processed previously: not everyone is doing it!
But what does this mean for you as a possible job candidate? For one, don’t exclusively use social networking to find your next position. Yes, social networking is important to get you in contact with the right person/people within organizations. However, you still need to continue to use more traditional job searching tools.
Keeping tabs on your personal brand and your reach are important when you consider your current strategy and what you need to revise going forward. Simple assessments of your personal brand are easy with a few tools to use each day that will allow you to gain a base level and easily track future progression.