Social networking websites can play a key component in your job search. They allow potential employers to get a glimpse of who you are outside of your resume and cover letter, and they allow you to more efficiently keep in contact with your network and connect with other people in your field. The career-centred website LinkedIn is an important networking website. You can also connect with your network online using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Career networking is starting or advancing your career by making use of the people you know. It can be used for finding jobs and requires a light touch, not a hard sell, and a willingness to use your own network to help others in their career development.