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 networking communities to be a valuable tool. According to a survey by our company, nearly two–thirds (62 percent) of executives interviewed said online business networking sites, such as LinkedIn, will prove useful in the search for job candidates in the next few years. And one in three (35 percent) cited social online networking sites such as Facebook as a recruiting resource they plan to tap.