Social networking has played a major part in people’s lives for many years now and has been a force for both good and evil. There have been many stories about people being fired from jobs, and no doubt being passed over for jobs, simply because of things they have posted on the internet and on social networking sites in particular. So, when it comes to jobs, is the fun social act of networking going to only be a hindrance?
The fact is that, when it comes to jobs, social networking can actually be a very beneficial tool so long as you use it in the right way. If you do want to post pictures of you getting a lap dance from a tiger or you want to write some controversial vestiges about your boss then there is a chance that it may cause you harm, yes, but even then you can simply have two profiles on any site, one that you allow anyone to view and one that you keep very strictly private.
Having the facility to social network online can bring many benefits on the other hand, from those needing to make contacts and improve relations in the sector they are already in to those who are simply looking for a new job.
It is the latter that has the best scope for utilising it successfully as there are many networking sites that focus specifically on jobs, whilst the more familiar name sites can also help a good CV get seen by the right people.
To make sure you get the most out of the experience though, it is best to create an online CV. Not only can these be easily uploaded to sites to be viewed by many different people, but an online CV will simply be more effective at communicating just how suitable you are for a role and in turn a good CV online will help you stand out in a crowded arena.