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Networking to Get Your Next Job

Social media is a way to network online, to follow potential employers and tap into the "hidden job market". 

Watch a video of our Jobs Searching with Social Media class here

We also offer a monthly LinkedIn for Job Search class. Watch the beginning level 1 class here.

Ask a librarian or look at our online calendar of events for dates and times of our classes.

Sign-up for our newsletter, of upcoming job related classes including LinkedIn, (classes are a great networking opportunities).

Selected Books on Networking Available in our Library

Social Media and Networking Events

  • LinkedIn LinkedIn
    The biggest professional social media site on the web. Create an account, post your resume, research companies and more.
  • Twitter Twitter
    Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface. Create an account and seek out companies to follow, network with potential employers and other professional contacts.
  • Facebook Facebook
    A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos. Facebook is more social than professional. If you are using it for job seeking, be sure to post only what you are comfortable with potential employers or professional contacts viewing.
  • Meetup.com Meetup.com
    A place to find groups of shared interests. Many job & career related groups: use keywords such as 'jobs' 'resume' 'career'.
  • Eventbrite.com Eventbrite.com
    Search Eventbrite.com for networking events in SF and the wider Bay Area.

Selected Niche Social Media Sites

  • Behance Behance
    Behance is a platform for creative people and teams to showcase and discover creative work. Other Behance services help to organize creative people and support creative careers.
  • Dice.com Dice.com
    Career hub for technology professionals; upload your resumes, browse jobs by company, job title, and location.
  • Hacker News Hacker News
    Hacker News is a social news website about computer hacking and startup companies.

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