ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best Social Networking Sites for Jobs and Business

Updated on January 10, 2015
Trying to find a job can be like finding that last sock in the dryer! Social networking sites for business and employment can make the discovery and capture easier.
Trying to find a job can be like finding that last sock in the dryer! Social networking sites for business and employment can make the discovery and capture easier. | Source

Career and Social Network Sites for Business and Jobs

The following information contains approximately two dozen different social networking sites that can help you in a job search, job advancement, freelance work, and career planning. The more people you know, the more contacts you have for finding your dream job!

Alumni Networking at Online Sites for Most Colleges and Universities

Contact the Career Services or Alumni Affairs office at your college or university to find alumni career networking contacts.

Alumni at

Find fellow alumni from a specific company, high school, university, and among other organization affiliations.

Bright Star

Bright Circles alumni community lets current and former employees from leading companies and organizations stay in touch.

Classmates at

Find high school, college, military and workplace (in the Work and Careers Directory) connections. Friends and colleagues are ideal job search networking resources.

Facebook is still a site that can by useful to resume posters and job seekers. Join one of the job search or business groups at the site.

Fast Company at

Company of Friends is a community of self-organizing groups of business leaders and innovators. Members help each other improve their careers, companies, and communities.

Friendster at

Friendster is a social networking site where you can meet new friends and connect with old ones, stay in touch and browse to find people with similar interests. and are the leading job openings aggregators for America. Both have resume posting options, forums, and surveys about companies answered by current and former employees and management,

Jobster at

Create a profile that includes a YouTube-hosted video information about your background, tags, and a personalized URL you can use to share your digital resume with employers.


This is the Number One High Tech growth company for 2013 - 2014. With both paid and free memberships, it offers a client base of serious career people, employees hoping to advance, and students making business connections. If you become a member, include your LinkedIn link on your resume and business cards.

LinkedIn is a networking tool which provides access to LinkedIn Jobs, a relationship-powered job network that allows professionals to search job listings and discover inside connections to hiring managers, HR professionals and recruiters.

LinkedIn: Following Up with Potential Employers

Advice on how to follow up on inside connections at potential employers on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn Basics

Career Networking

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Executive Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job.
The 20-Minute Networking Meeting - Executive Edition: Learn to Network. Get a Job.

This book is great, because it shows you how to shorten meetings and make solid, long-lasting connections of the kind that all concerned will appreciation. Not everything happens online!


Meet-Up Work and Careers

The Meet-Up social networking site enables users to find groups of people with interests that match theirs, including job seeking, business start-ups, and other income-producing activities. Check the Work and Careers category or browse a variety of other topics.

Monster Networking at

This is one of the largest job search engines on the Internet. Register with Monster to search for job search networking contacts by keyword, occupation, company, school or location. Keep track of career networking contacts and messages. Additional benefits (for a fee) like Instant Messaging for VIP Members.

MySpace at

Create your own MySpace profile and find people with similar interests. I have viewed several resumes on MySpace that look very good.

Ning at

Create your own social network with Ning.

Ryze Business Networking

Network at Ryze to grow your career, contact businesses, clients, and workers, and even to find a job. This is a free networking-oriented home page and messaging service. Three people I know locally have belonged to this site for several years and are quite pleased with its effectiveness.


Vault Message Boards

Online discussion forums for a variety of career topics, undergraduate and graduate schools, industries and companies. These are an excellent sources for networking to find career and company information.


The largest online discussion community for business women in the world. Use the network to find jobs, get resume help, to connect with other businesswomen, and get all sorts of business, career and other advice.


© 2007 Patty Inglish MS


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)