Job Search: 10 Ning Networks to Help Librarians Land Their Next Job…03.04.09

4 03 2009

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There was a good post this week on Mashable! from Dan Schawbel titled 10 Ning Networks to Help You Land Your Next Job worth looking at carefully by librarians and others seriously looking for work.  Here are some excerpts:

“…After recently profiling the top 10 social sites for finding a job, we’ve decided to share 10 great job seeker destinations on Ning, a platform that allows anyone to easily create their own social network. You can join as many networks as you’d like or take the leap to create your own for people in your area who are searching for jobs or are happily employed.

1. Recruiter Earth has over 9,000 members and one of the sleekest designs of any Ning network for job seekers.  It’s also organized in such a way that everything is easy to find and you become very comfortable using it after just a few times engaging on the site…

2. Jober Talk has over 1,000 professionals who are actively talking about job openings and are there for professional networking…

3. Secrets of the Job Hunt is headed by longtime recruiting pioneer Chris Russell.  Nearing 700 active members, this Ning network has its own library of free guides for job seekers, even one for college students looking for internships…

4. New Media Hire is a network for people interested in all things new media, like blogging, podcasting and social networks…

5. Jobs in Social Media was created by Jim Durbin, who is widely recognized as being the “social media headhunter” guy.  The site is populated with a lot of his blog content, as well as a SimplyHired widget, that features social media jobs…

6. Keith Ferrazzi’s Greenlight Community is led by, you guessed it, Keith Ferrazzi. Keith is globally recognized and respected for his bestselling networking book called Never Eat Alone. The main benefit you get from joining this community is that you get to connect with Keith’s network, which spans the globe…

7. Open Networkers has over 5,000 members who are actively (and professionally) networking.  The big differentiator with this community is the sheer amount of tools you have, such as their own toolbar, a website creator, gadgets and widgets, and a collection of RSS feeds in the site you can subscribe to…

8. Expertise for Hire is a networking forum for consultants, entrepreneurs, job seekers and recruiters…

9. Jux.ta.pose has over 1,000 active members and its very own job board.  Like all the other networks, you can have a blog, join a discussion, group or event…

10. Smart Tech People is a community for the tech-minded.  Recruiters are able to post jobs for free in this community and job seekers have various options, such as a resume service and job seeker tools, including the ability to ask a career adviser questions and a recruiter locator…”

 

If you’re reading this, you may be interested in 100+ Job Resources for Librarians from the College@Home blog AND Resume Resources for Librarians.

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Librarians and Others–FREE “Visual CV”…02.25.09

25 02 2009

Check out the tour of VisualCV  which describes itself as follows:

What is a VisualCV?

VisualCV.com gives you an easy new way to present your Curriculum Vitae (CV) online. VisualCV replaces the traditional resume with an online professional profile. VisualCV.com is the first website that allows you to create an Internet-based resume, build and manage an integrated online career portfolio, and securely share professional qualifications with your customers, partners, employers and colleagues.

How is it used?

You’ll use VisualCVs for professional networking, job searching, business development, and personal brand management. The VisualCV’s compelling Internet-based format helps you to differentiate yourself in a whole new way!…”

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