Yes, Social Media Should Be Part of Your Job-Search Networking Strategy

S.S writes:
Would you recommend networking through social-media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn?

The Career Doctor responds:
Social media should definitely be a component in anyone’s networking mix. I recommend participation in the Big 3: Twitter LinkedIn and Facebook along with one’s own Web site using his or her name as domain name (like mine) and 1-2 niche social media venues such as venues related to one’s field. The big caveat with social media is that it should not be at the expense of face-to-face networking. Social media should take a small portion of the job-seeker’s time because face-to-face networking will be much more effective.