Isn’t it funny that when something new comes along, one of our natural reactions is that we need to jump on it, or feel we’re left behind?
Pinterest is that something new, and many job seekers think we need to jump on it.
Check out this post from Jacob Share, at Job Mob, where he asks career professionals what they advise regarding Pinterest.
My advice was:
Jason Alba, JibberJobber: LOL I tell job seekers to stay away from Pinterest… for now. Unless you are in certain industries or professions, it’s a waste of time.
Many of the others had ideas on how to use it, but seriously, folks, I think there is plenty to worry about without trying to figure out if you need to be on Pinterest for a job search, with VERY FEW EXCEPTIONS.
Most interesting to me (aside from what some people advice on that post) is the comment by Peggy, a recruiter/coach, who says “Stay off Pinterest” in the first comment… and all of the supporting commentors.
What do you think? Is Pinterest a place for you to do your job search?
If you want an analogy, here’s one. Let’s say you are working on your car… and you need to buy a part for the engine. Would you to the craft store to buy that part?
That’s why I tell job seekers to not waste their time there.