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Professional Issues

Social networking sites can be a lot of fun, but they can also have more serious uses and consequences than one might think. While sites like LinkedIn allow you to interact with other professionals and mentors in your field, other sites like MySpace and Facebook which are intended purely for social interaction, can also have an effect on your job hunt and career.

Employers are using the advent of the Internet and social networking sites more and more as they consider potential job candidates. Just because you use your favorite social networking sites to interact and share information and photographs with your friends, does not mean employers will not look at them. Unfortunately, everything you post online is a representation of who you are, and employers often judge this information. Still, social networking online can be beneficial to you professionally if you use it correctly.

Take a look at what some of the biggest online job search sites have to say about social networking sites and your professional life.

Careerbuilder

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Monster

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Yahoo! hotjobs

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