Those who are serious about managing their careers have established a profile on Linkedin, recognized as the number 1 social media site for professionals. With over 100 million users and over 80% of recruiters and HR professionals searching for potential candidates, it is without a doubt a critical resource in career management.
Competition, as it is in a job search is just as fierce in social media and a professional online profile is no longer exclusive to Linkedin. Recently ExecuNet announced a free Associate Membership which includes a newly revamped networking site for professionals. An excellent opportunity for senior executives to join a reputable organization, “connecting leaders since 1988” and one which will substantially increase an already significant membership.
In addition to Linkedin and ExecuNet there is an exceptionally worthy rival in establishing an impressive online presence for professionals; Facebook. If you are not familiar with Facebook Pages check out the most successful organizations in the world because you will find them on Facebook. It is not necessary to have a public link between your personal profile and your Facebook Page. With over 630 million users, Facebook is the most influential social media site in the world forecasting users to exceed 1 billion by year end.
Twitter is one more viable option for increasing your professional online presence providing an opportunity to interact globally in real time and follow over 200 million users. Create your online profiles to assist decision makers to discover how qualified and talented you really are.