When we launched Healthcare IT Today back in February of 2010, I was tasked with recruiting a team of bloggers who could bring varied and fascinating perspectives to all things swirling around Healthcare IT workforce and career development. One of the bloggers I recruited, Joshua Waldman, was not involved directly with Healthcare IT per se, but his passion for teaching job seekers to leverage social media was inspiring, and I was excited to have him join our team.
After several months of great posts, Joshua let me know that he was working on an exciting new book project that required all of his attention, and graciously agreed to send me an advance copy to review. Well I’ve got to tell you, Joshua’s new book, “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies,” is in stores now, and I am blown away by the amount of fantastic information it contains. I thought I knew all of the tips and tricks when it comes to maximizing social media channels for job seeking, but boy was I wrong! Joshua’s writing style is fun and breezy, and his ability to take what could be a tedious and technical subject and turn it into a page-turner is inspiring. The book is organized into six sections:
- Preparing for Your Job Search
- Marketing Yourself with a Personal Brand
- Crafting Web Resumes with LinkedIn, Video, and More
- Using Twitter, Facebook, and Other Sites to Find a Position
- Executing Your Proactive Social Media Job Hunt Strategies
- Top Ten Lists
The is available on Amazon, and he already has 5 stars with 111 customer reviews! Even with an abundance of great opportunities available, it’s still a competitive marketplace, so if you want to get a jump on your colleagues, I highly recommend purchasing this guide. Congratulations Joshua!