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7 Tips for Social Networking Online: An Entry-Level Guide

Allan Hoffman | Monster Tech Jobs Expert

August 19, 2009

Choose Your Flavor

Don’t jump at every offer to join a social networking service. Some focus on dating, while others are devoted to professional interests. Many mix business and pleasure: One moment you may marvel at a newfound friend’s taste in tunes; the next you realize she works at the company of your dreams.

But you probably don’t want to devote your time making contacts with 20-something music fans when you’re a 50-something sales exec with no interest in post-ABBA bands.

2. Understand Site Culture and Rules