In today’s fast-paced Internet culture, it’s easy to feel out of the loop if you’re not on LinkedIn, FaceBook, MySpace, and any and every other online social networking site. True – you need to stay abreast of technology and understand how to communicate using a variety of media. But never forget that most real networking is not done online. Your chief network starts with people you know (real people, not avatars) and extends to people you get to know through your network contacts.
So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and start your networking activity by connecting with people you know – then move on from there, to the sites that seem appropriate. And to make the most of what’s out there, check out this very helpful post over on CareerHub about how to utilize LinkedIn for your job search.