Online networking sites have become increasingly popular. These resources allow participants to quickly and easily expand their circle of contacts, share information and keep abreast of industry trends.
Executives involved in hiring decisions also are finding these online communities to be a valuable tool. According to a survey by our company, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of executives interviewed said professional networking sites, such as LinkedIn, will prove useful in the search for job candidates over the next few years. And one in three (35 percent) cited social networking sites, such as Facebook, as a recruiting resource they plan to tap.
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