Sending out a resume--cold--just doesn't seem to cut it anymore, particularly for writing/editorial and new media jobs. Employers are looking for people who are tech savvy and understand new social and cultural trends. Many job advertisements now specify an intimate knowledge of social networking (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) as part and parcel of the entry-level requirements. So for those of you out there who, like me, have in many respects remained trapped in the 20th century, it is time to graduate to century 21. It's time to get networking . . .
*With this in mind, I've recently conquered my fear of 24-7 online exposure and have (finally) joined Facebook. Want to be my "friend"? You can find me listed under Eliza Woolf.
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