More news has emerged that it is important to maintain those LinkedIn sites in order to find a job. And Facebook is still emerging as more of a networking arena, rather than just a place to post those pictures of partying on spring break (is nothing sacred anymore?).
NPR has a great story on how technology is coming into play for job recruiters. Apparently, if you have been sending paper copies of your resume out -- STOP IMMEDIATELY! Instead, you may want to get in touch with everyone you know on LinkedIn and have them write a recommendation statement for you. Oh, and don't send unsolicited emails to busy execs.
Also, check out the New York Times piece on how a 54-year-old engineer got hired through Facebook.
And, if you've ever felt like you are sending your electronic resume into a great, dark abyss, read this article in The NY Times about why some job recruiters care about applicants, while others just don't.