Q. I finally learned to navigate the Web and I joined Facebook and LinkedIn to give me more exposure while I hunt for a new job. But Twitter has me stymied. I am not really very good at all this tech stuff. I check what I must but I can't imagine walking around Twittering with my thumbs all day. Is it really necessary for this job hunt?
Ans. If you want to find a new job you should use every social network you can find. The more exposure you have the better off you'll be, and the sooner you'll get workt]. If you've mastered all those other networks, why leave out Twitter? If you think it's too difficult to learn, and if you don't have a teen in the house to teach you, take a look at Brad and Debra Schepp's new book, "How to Find a Job on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, My Space and Other Social Networks, " (McGraw-Hill Professional $28.99)