December 02, 2008 08:30 ET

Experts Connection Offers Executives Tips to Maximize Professional Networking With LinkedIn and Facebook

Author and Career Expert Jason Alba to Share Strategies for Increasing Online Brand Exposure and Visibility With Recruiters and Hiring Managers

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2008) - LinkedIn and Facebook have become the "go-to" places on the web where corporate decision-makers go looking for experts, including experienced talent to hire. In the next session of Experts Connection (, "LinkedIn and Facebook Essentials for Executives: Using Both Platforms as Professional Networking Tools," Jason Alba, well-known career author and founder of, will explain how to make the most of LinkedIn and Facebook for professional networking and show executives how they can be found by hiring managers. The teleseminar is scheduled for December 17, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

LinkedIn has become an online portfolio for many professionals, and currently has more than 30 million users looking for partners, business contacts, and customers. Similarly, Facebook has evolved beyond the cool place to hang out online to become a vital resource for recruiters and hiring managers looking for talent. In this teleseminar Jason Alba will explain to executives how to effectively build and nurture their network of professional contacts and promote their personal brand, including:

--  How to create a LinkedIn profile that increases your odds of being
--  How best to connect with your LinkedIn network and maintain
--  How to get the "right" recommendations for your LinkedIn profile;
--  How to create a compelling professional Facebook profile;
--  Techniques to find professional contacts on Facebook; and
--  Connection strategies for both LinkedIn and Facebook.

"Understanding how to harness social networking tools like LinkedIn and Facebook demonstrates the kind of new media savvy that discriminating companies are seeking in executive candidates," notes Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection teleseminars. "This teleseminar is a must for anyone who understands that their professional future lies in building their online brand. Jason will demystify social networking for executives and offer insights and tactics that have proven successful for thousands of professionals."

To help you be found on LinkedIn, NETSHARE has a new promotion. For $200 Peter Newfield, a trusted NETSHARE resource for resume writing, will create your LinkedIn Profile to help you be seen by hiring decision-makers. For more information, please e-mail

The Experts Connection teleseminar series gives executives access to leading career experts. The cost of the seminar is $50, $40 for NETSHARE members, and access is provided via web and telephone. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

About Jason Alba

Jason Alba is the founder and CEO of and author of "I'm on LinkedIn -- Now What???" and "I'm on Facebook -- Now What???" After being downsized in 2006, Jason experienced the difficulties of conducting a job search first hand. Drawing on his extensive experience in computer software and IT, Jason analyzed the job search process and developed Widely acknowledged as a leading career management evangelist, Jason continues to spread the word to job seekers through his blog.


NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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