Are you on Google+ yet?
If you aren’t on it because you don’t know what to do with it, see this article that explains some of the major features of Google Plus, and then sign up! The same “rules” you’d use for LinkedIn apply: be professional, post a great photo, participate in discussions (“groups” in LinkedIn, “hangouts” in Google+). See these fun graphics that show Google vs. Facebook. And you can also check out this article about how Google+ affects your job search.
If you are on it already, I’d like to share a circle of recruiters with you.
Recruiters are an extremely valuable ally in your job search. Connect with them on LinkedIn, follow them on Twitter, friend them on Facebook, and add them to your Google Plus circles. They are a strong part of your strategy to crack the hidden job market.
They are great contacts for your network. So, find me on Google+, scroll down to my post offering to share this circle, and click “Add circle.” That’s all there is to it.