Social Networking Your Way to a New Job? New Research Suggests Social Ties Help in the Search for Employment

In a down economy, many professionals have found themselves unemployed and actively seeking new job opportunities. Much has been said recently about the power of social networks, but can relationships that occur on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn benefit job seekers as they attempt to secure new positions? New research emerging from Carnegie Mellon University’s H. John Heinz III College indicates that the answer is yes.