Are You New to Career Enlightenment?

I’m Joshua Waldman and I’m hoping this blog will change the way you think about your job search and career.

If you’re interested in finding work in the most effective and efficient way possible, the first step is to cut the time you spend on job boards in half and double the amount of time you are spending networking on social media.

For many people this shift is hard to make, after all, the traditional method I call “spray and pray” is what most people are telling you as career advice. And it’s not only wrong, but it’s also harmful and way outdated.

Times have changed.

Just take this statement from a blog reader, “I’ve sent out literally hundreds of resumes and nothing has worked. The job market is really bad right now.”

Um. No. Not really. The job market is doing much better. But actually the way you are going about finding work needs to change. It’s not the markets to blame, it’s your approach.

After all, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results.

If blasting out resumes didn’t work, then STOP blast resumes. Do something different.

That “do something different” is exactly what I teach.

Who Is Joshua Waldman

You can read my story here on my Who is Joshua Waldman page and why I’m writing this blog. (And why you should listen to me, ie. the research I’ve done, etc.)

Where Should I Start

1. The Blog

Getting familiar with (1) why social media is THE KEY ingredient to the modern job search and (2) how you can use it properly. To help you with that, I’ve included a list of my most popular and important blog posts here.

Please take your time and read as many of these articles as you can.

2. Mailing List

I update my blog weekly. Not only that, I send subscribers exclusive offers for great career services that I come across. Sign up for my mailing list, I’ll let you know about it!

3. Books

Or if you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, you can find lots of instruction in one of my Social Media Job Seeking Books.

Blog Posts About Social Media and the Job Search

How Business Use Social Media to Find Talent [Infographic]

Job Seekers, Think Like A Social Media Strategist

5 Tips for Using Social Media to Find a Job

Social Recruiting is the New Trend [Video]

The Ultimate List of Job Seeking Articles

7 Smart Ways Social Media Can Boost Your Career Success

Social Media is hurting Young People’s Career

Blog Posts About LinkedIn

The Best LinkedIn Articles for Finding Meaningful Work

The 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on LinkedIn

3 Easy Steps to Finding a Job with LinkedIn’s New Contact App

LinkedIn InMail Templates

3 Secrets to Getting Recruiters to Find You on LinkedIn

Follow These 3 LinkedIn Tips If You Recently Changed Careers

How to Double Your LinkedIn Recommendations With Style

How to explain a career gap on your LinkedIn profile

LinkedIn Experts Reveal How To Use Video On Your Profile

Blog Posts About Resumes

Hiring Managers Reveal The Most Outrageous Things People Have Put on Their Resume

How To Use A Brag Book To Differentiate Yourself From The Competition

The New Infographic-Style Resume and Why You Should Use Them

Top Phrases That Are Killing Your Resume

How to Write a Resume If You’re a Remote Worker

Blog Posts About Interviews

5 Things You Need to Do After The Interview

How To Give A Great Skype Interview

Things To Do After A Job Interview

Blog Posts About Facebook in the Job Search

How Job Seekers Can Optimize On Facebook Graph Search

How to Protect Your Private Life on Facebook During Your Job Search

Use Facebook for Professional Networking, Protect Your Personal Life, and Be Awesome in just 5 Minutes

What to Do if a Company Asks for Your Facebook Password in a Job Interview

Facebook to Usurp LinkedIn for Career Networking

Blog Posts About Twitter in the Job Search

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

Twitter Is the Only Real-Time Job Board – Do You Tweet Yet?

Another New Hire Found on Twitter

Can You Use Twitter for Your Job Search?

Is Twitter The New Way to Find Hidden Jobs?