The revolution in social media has had a profound impact not only on our personal lives but also on the professional business world as well. Today social networking is becoming a valued tool in the business networking efforts of professionals everywhere, including those in search of jobs and looking to advance their career goals and aspirations. iHispano.com, an online community providing career development tools and opportunities for Hispanic job seekers and corporations alike, is a prime example of a website providing a link between traditional social networking and professional networking for the Latino community.
In much the same way social media outlets allow individuals to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, social networking allows business professionals to make new contacts and expand their networking base. iHispano.com provides a social networking platform by which users can reach out to other like-minded professionals in a variety of ways including chats, blogs and forums.
Users can search and read blogs by category, or create and share their own blogs with other users. Creating blogs is a great way to increase your professional exposure. The more you blog, the better a recruiter is able to get a feel for your expertise in a given industry as well as your ability to communicate thoughts to others.
When a user creates a profile on iHispano.com, he or she can make wall postings similar to those on Facebook and LinkedIn. Users can post comments, links, video, photos etc. In addition, iHispano.com members may also connect directly with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Gmail accounts.
Incorporating social networking into the job search arena is a natural and seamless evolution, and one that makes perfect sense given the almost limitless reach it gives job seekers when it comes to expanding their professional networking base. In terms of the technological resources available, it is indeed a fortuitous time to be a professional seeking to enhance your professional goals. By embracing new technology and participating with vigor, the Latino professionals that call iHispano.com home are experiencing the power of the online community in the 21st century.
iHispano.com is free to its members, but priceless in terms of the many invaluable resources it offers to members of the Latino community. Build a professional online brand and use your social networking prowess to expand your professional network while meeting Latino professionals in a variety of industries.