Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Career Changes and Social Networking

Just about everyone recognizes that social networking is your best ally in finding a job. It doesn't replace self initiative -- making calls, knocking on doors, and doing your research. But it can get you into places you couldn't get into alone, helps you learn of leads you'd never discover yourself, etc.

Since you're reading a blog, you're also probably aware that there are several folks trying to figure out how to make businesses out of social networking, generally using a web application. Wired News has an interesting article that talks about a company trying to develop a business out of using social networking to FIND and HIRE folks. While lots of places do that on their own -- usually offering a reward for bringing someone to the table -- this is a somewhat new twist. Interesting reading.

Jim Hughes is a Christian Life Coach helping individuals make successful career changes. To learn more about coaching or to contact Jim directly, visit Mapmaker Coaching.