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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Top Social Media Tools to use [carefully] in a Job Search!

Using the list of reasons to use Social Media provided by Lilach Bullock in her blog on Social-Able of Top 10 Reasons to use Social Media I thought it would be a good starting point for job seekers or career transition people; so, from Lilach’s reason list we have:

Reason To Use Social Media

  1. Build relationships
  2. Network with like-minded people
  3. Drive traffic to our website(s)
  4. Sell our service/products
  5. Show our expertise
  6. Get support & motivation
  7. Organise & promote events
  8. Integrate with other websites
  9. An alternative to a website
  10. Monitor your brand awareness

Some of the Tools to utilize to support the ‘Reason’

1)      LinkedIn, Google+, Quora, Facebook, Twitter, Plaxo, Gist, Blog, Vizualize.Me, 

Slideshare, Box.Net, BranchOut, Hootsuite, Bit.ly, goo.gl, Mirror.Me, BeKnown

2)      LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Quora, BeKnown, Gist, Plaxo, Ning, Xing, RSS, 

Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, Bit.ly, goo.gl

3)      About.Me, Skillpages, Twitter, RSS, Prezi, Tumblr

4)      LinkedIn, About. Me, Facebook, Twitter, Indeed, Social-Hire, Wordle, Tumblr, Bit.ly, 


5)      LinkedIn (Groups, Answers), Google+, 

Blog. Slideshare, Skillpages, Talent.Me, 

Quora, Prezi, Tumblr, Mirror.Me

6)      Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Quora, 


7)      Eventbrite, LinkedIn, Facebook, 

Google+, Plancast, Twitter, Box.Net, Bit.ly, 


8)      Google+, Twitter, Box Net, RSS, Dropbox, Box.Net, Slideshare

9)      Blog, Google, About.Me, Tumblr

10)    Google Alerts, iGoogle, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck

The list is by no means complete, new and/or improved ones are appearing.  If you know of others and would like to share them – with your thoughts – please do.