With approximately 1.9 million layoffs that occurred in 2008 and the expectation that more will follow in the upcoming year, conducting an effective job search and career marketing campaign will mean going beyond job boards and Internet career sites.
Even as an entrepreneur, I have had to embrace social media and the impact that it has on our entire lives - how we live, how we work, how we play, and more importantly, how we communicate.
Chris Bogan, a social media marketing expert has created a free e-book called Using Social Media To Find Work. It is a 19-page guide on getting started on various social media networks and how to maximize them for career success.
Whether it's LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Namz, Diggs or using a blog, I want you to get comfortable with the idea of marketing yourself online through these social networks.
Here is a strong argument for Twitter from one of my colleagues, Deb Dib posted at Job Hunt's blog.
Wishing you the very best that 2009 can offer as I remain committed to your career success in the upcoming year.