You may have heard me wax poetic about LinkedIn, which I think is a fantastic—and underused tool—for career developers, as well as job seekers.
But there’s one area where Facebook has it beat, and that’s when it comes to wanting to connect with a specific group of people on a particular topic. I recently created a Facebook group for those I’m interviewing for my new consulting practice, curriculum and book, In the Driver’s Seat: Work-Life Navigation Skills for Young Adults.
Now I really wanted to use LinkedIn, but the features weren’t there. Besides, I spent a lot of time trying to convince my interviewees that they should have a great LinkedIn profile—and they still need to—but for networking under my umbrella, Facebook was the thing. People are introducing themselves, and I plan to make introductions based on the interviews I’ve conducted. I’ll also share career advice relevant to this particular group: college educated adults up to age 30.
Now I’m spending a lot of time reminding them to remove the inappropriate photos…