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Are you on The Social List?

The Sunday Times launches a new service called “The Social List” that tracks who is the most active in social networks. Articles and analysis from:

PRNewswire (Press Release) ” Drawing information from the four biggest social networks – Foursquare, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook – The Sunday Times Social List system adds up your social networking activity and measures how much interest it generates amongst your friends and colleagues in order to work out how well you score. “

Scribbal “Upon signing up users are allocated a rank and given a badge which is subject to change depending on how well they perform in the rankings. On the results page, users can see a list of the top 2,000 “socially wealthy” people (meaning the top social media users), and just like technology, the list is ever evolving, so it changes daily. “

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Using Social Networks for a Job Search

The following are links to articles, tips and resources related to how to use various social networks for a job search.

US News  ”  The Wall Street Journal reported this week that companies are decreasing their reliance on job boards and refocusing their recruiting efforts by using employee referral programs and social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook. ”

EXTRA! Excellent Slideshow by US News on using social networks to find work here and how to utilize Twitter for job search here

WBJournal.com ” Fifty-eight percent of employers have hired through social media networks, and most, 89 percent, use LinkedIn.”

Investors Business Daily ” If you’re tapping a recruiter to find a job, anticipate his toughest questions. Show how you boosted sales and profits in past jobs, overcame challenges or united your team around top goals.”

SFGate ” For instance, if someone you are following is “tweeting” about looking for an expert, you can reply back saying that you’re interested or retweet the message to someone you know who could help. ”

Lalawag offers advice from a social media strategist for job seekers.  ” As companies such as LinkedIn look to monetize users, they will continue to take steps to decide what information is easily available to their users. Having a personal website is the best way to control and manage a successful online presence. ”

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Social Networks spreading around the World

NPR provides an interesting article examining the wide range of social networks proliferating around the world.  From the article:

” Indigenous social networking sites in other countries continue to attract humongous numbers despite Facebook’s aggressiveness.”

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Tips for using LinkedIn

Manufacturing & Technology eJournal provides some helpful tips when building a profile on LinkedIn. The article also covers marketing with groups, expanding your contact list through recommendations and other topics.

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LinkedIn at 50 Million users and growing

Professional oriented social network LinkedIn passes 50 Million user mark. Articles by Mashable and ReadWriteWeb

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One in two UK businesses block social network access

Article by IT Pro examines legal risks for companies utilizing social networks.

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