Job Searching: Keep a List of Your Online Networks
You may forget what networks you’ve joined, which is a real problem when you’re trying to conduct a job search in today’s social media–heavy environment. The Internet is a wild and unstructured place. After surfing around for an hour, you may find yourself trying to remember where you read this or that. The following tools will help you stay organized.
The Google Profile is a page that Google gives all its users to display their web presence, photos, and links. It links with your Picasa and Flickr accounts and lets you customize your messages. Anyone who has a Gmail login also has a Google Profile waiting to be customized.
To find your profile, just enter a Google search for Google profiles.
As you add more social networks to your pile, add their public links to your Google Profile so you have a list of all the networks you belong to in one place. Just click on Edit Profile and add a custom link. If you make a habit of adding each network you join to your Google Profile, you’ll be able to easily keep track of all your networks.
Use the Delicious bookmarking tool to track social networks
Go to Delicious and sign up for free.
Install the Delicious bookmarklet (button) for your web browser.
Use Delicious to tag any social network you join.
Be sure to use the same tag, such as Social Network or Profile for all the networks you join.
Use your browser bookmarklet or go to your Delicious account to see what pages you’ve bookmarked.
When you search for your chosen tag, all the networks you’ve joined come up in a list.