Social Networking for Job-Seeking Boomers

Advice for seasoned professionals on how to benefit from social media during a job search.

Older workers who remember the days when it didn't take a ton of effort to nail down an interview are now having to flock to social networking sites just to stay afloat in this competitive job market. While some job seekers are more Web-savvy than others, social media has become essential for every professional in search of a new job. So if you aren't up to par, you need to be. Nowadays, hiring managers want to read about your background and see samples of your work before they even decide to set up an initial phone interview.

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Liz Ryan
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