In the ever-changing face of social media tools, more and more applications and companies are focusing how how to use Facebook’s social graph of over 600 million users for professional networking purposes.
If you regularly use Facebook, it’s not news to you that they updated their settings and redesigned your “home” Facebook page. If you don’t regularly review your own Facebook profile, it may be time to start! It is important to know how your profile looks to others and to use it to your advantage. Visit your page and click on PROFILE.
You can see that it now displays photos as well as information about where you went to school, where you work, where you are from and your relationship status. In the past, this was data users only found if they went looking through the various tabs on your profile.
If you are clever, like Richie DeMatteo of CornOnTheJob fame, you can use this new set up to market your job hunt. He tagged himself in some messages and posted them to illustrate how you may manipulate the newest Facebook design to your advantage:
You can see CORN ON THE JOB instead of the photos that would normally be in those spots. Fun and original!
The design means that it is much easier for people to to learn more about you without much effort.
photo by jaycameron