Certainly you know of someone who is looking for a job during these tough economic times, whether in our legal community or not. It appears that social media sites may be able to help

I’m learning more each day about the benefits of social media, and don’t pretend to have a full grasp of all its implications. It certainly has tremendous potential from a networking angle, although as I mentioned in my last post I still believe face-to-face networking is more effective.

But, clearly, it has the advantage of reaching a larger audience faster. Thus, thanks to my friend Ford Harding for steering me to Charles Brown at web marketing coach and his post on “7 Great Social Media Resources For Job Seekers.”

Here are some of the resources he talks about:

If you are looking for a job or know someone who is, Brown’s post and the resources listed above are a must read.

  • Facebook five simple steps is definitely worth reading. Also, thanks for the post. Social media is a great way to open yourself to the market.

  • One thing to remember – individual networks are tools, not strategies. Just because you use your Facebook account solely for professional purposes, doesn’t mean that is the only place you should rely on to get a job.