Start your online professional networking now, while you’re still a student, and you’ll be ahead of the job search game for a very long time!
Yes, I know you have a very active Facebook account, and you have all your friends around you in class or the dorm and everywhere you are at school. But, you’ll be leaving them all soon, when you graduate. You’ll want to find a job, and you’ll want to help your friends find jobs, too.
So, Start NOW While You’re Still Seeing Everyone Regularly!
Even if you don’t graduate for 6 months or 2 years, lay the foundation for your life-long network and your job search using LinkedIn in ways that Facebook and Twitter can’t do for you. LinkedIn is the favorite place of recruiters right now, and is apt to be for several years into the future.
LinkedIn is more important to your career and to your job search right now than Monster or CareerBuilder. (more…)