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Job Search Goes Viral in Times of Recession

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Admin Singh, Aug 16, 2009.

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    Los Angeles: Job-seeking in this 21st century recession may just have gone viral and mobile.

    Since the start of the recession in December 2007, about 6.7 million workers have been laid off according to latest statistics -- at a time the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter have exploded, drawing millions of users per day.

    As these sites continue to alter social and cultural landscapes, they are also transforming the job search process, enabling more and more people to connect with potential employers, promote their own skills, set up support groups and search for job leads and contacts.

    "Mobile technology and social networking has shifted the whole job search paradigm," said Susan Joyce, editor of Job-Hunt.Org, a site offering online job search tips. "You don't need to stay glued to your phone or computer at home anymore."

    With mobiles playing a huge role in social networking, any job seeker with a smartphone can now compose resumes, view job listings and contact prospective employers on the go.
     
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