Networking with People You DON’T Even Know

As I am becoming more and more familiar with different types of social media, I am subscribing to more blogs and following more people on Twitter.  After reading a blog post off of the PRSSA blog, I decided to see what JT O’Donnell was all about.  In her blog, “CAREEREALISM: because EVERY job is temporary”, she explains different aspects of searching for jobs, what do while working at a job, and what happens if you lose your job.  One of her blog posts linked to an article that she recently wrote for Mashable.com.  Her article is titled, “She’s the BEST Employee I’ve NEVER Met.”  In her article, JT explains how getting to know a person through social media gave that person a little extra something that made JT recommend her for a job.  Through connecting with her through LinkedIn, JT realized the woman’s professionalism and credibility.  Even though the woman still had to work to get the job by herself, JT’s letter (e-mail) of recommendation sure seemed to help.

It’s interesting to me how I keep stumbling upon new ways that social media can help someone get ahead in their career.  I’m really excited to read and learn more about new ways that social media can help college graduates.

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2 thoughts on “Networking with People You DON’T Even Know

  1. Hi Madison,

    Thanks so much for checking out .

    I am just as fascinated as you with how social media is helping us connect. Guy Kawasaki posted a fabulous article today citing 10 ways to use LinkedIn.com for your job search. Here’s the link:

    <a href="http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2009/02/10-ways-to-use.html&quot; title="10 Ways to Use LinkedI

    I look forward to following you and learning more about your professional journey. If you ever want to write a guest post for Careerealism.com – shoot me a tweet. We’d love to have you write a post for our ‘Career In Progress’ column.

    Sincerely,

    JT

  2. Great post Madison.

    After reviewing JT’s other articles on her website, it’s clear she’s a bright individual with a great deal of career related knowledge. I only briefly checked out http://www.careerealism.com but her article about ‘3 Good Things’ in a recession is awesome! It gives all those dedicated job seekers hope in such a terrible job market.

    Keep up the good work Madison!

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