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New Career Management Site Offers Professional Networking

Facebook Plus LinkedIn Equals Career Advancement?

Mixing social networking and job hunting is a dangerous game. If you play your cards right, it can help your chances of landing a job; if you don’t, things can go horribly, horribly wrong. Career columnist and blogger Penelope Strunk is attempting to walk that very fine line with her new career management site, Brazen Careerist. To find out more about the site, keep reading.

The site has been around for a while as a career advice blog by the same name, but it relaunched this week as a sort of lovechild of LinkedIn and Facebook. It allows you to enter in resume info, add contacts, and join groups, much like LinkedIn. But it also lets you import feeds from your blog, post thoughts, and comment on other members’ content, a la Facebook and Twitter. All of your activity on Brazen Careerist shows up in a news feed, which is supposed to give employers a good sense of what kind of brilliance you might bring to their company.

Personally, I think Brazen Careerist seems awfully similar to existing social networking sites — but then again, I guess it’s all about how you use it. What do you think? Does a site like this seem like something you’d use?

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