I do think that creating a positive, professional online presence will be valuable for my future job search. I believe that the stepping stone to obtaining an excellent job is networking. By using the Internet, people are able to connect with others and expand their network. LinkedIn, an increasingly popular social media website, markets itself as the “World’s Largest Professional Network.” Although hiring managers may not jump to LinkedIn upon receiving an application, LinkedIn can help an applicant receive that shot at an interview by connecting the applicant with employees from the applied business, or even previous employees.
Networking is truly valuable in trying to land a great job because it connects you with people who can add to your application by recommendation. By using the Internet, people are more easily able to network through social media.