Job hunt networking

August 14, 2009 2:44:51 PM PDT
Networking is key in the job hunt, but just when you think you've talked to everyone you know, there are still some other options... social media networks. Tory Johnson, CEO of Women for Hire and author of "Fired to Hired," joined us with how to make the websites work for you. 1) Embrace social media

Create three profiles today.

2) LinkedIn.com

Ask for three recommendations.

3) Facebook

Update status to reflect job search needs.

4) Twitter

Follow target companies.

5) Talk to others daily

Twitter.com/ToryJohnson

Tory answers job questions all day, every day via twitter.

For more on Women For Hire, visit www.womenforhire.com.

At just 22, Tory Johnson was coldly fired from her dream job as a publicist at NBC News. What followed is a familiar story: days of denial and Häagen-Dazs. Her pity party turned into a misery marathon until she decided to own up to her new reality and move on. Ultimately, Tory discovered her true calling was more HR than PR - and she founded Women For Hire, a leading provider of career services, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall. She also became Good Morning America's workplace contributor. Now Tory's job is helping people all over the country land a first job, get back to work after time off, or find the career that feeds the soul as well as the wallet. Searching for a job isn't what it was 20 years ago-or even 2 years ago. Today, it's not enough to be a great candidate; given the competition, you must be an exceptional jobseeker as well. Tory's new book FIRED TO HIRED: Bouncing Back from Job Loss to Get to Work Right Now will help readers go from out-of-work to on-the-job.

Fired to Hired is available at all major bookstores and online at Amazon.com and BN.com. Send your proof of purchase to Tory at book@womenforhire.com for free access to an all-new 90-minute online webinar that she's created on jobsearching as a companion to the book.


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