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Find Your Dream Job: Insider Tips for Finding Work, Advancing your Career, and Loving Your Job

Jan 23, 2017

In this bonus episode, the Mac’s List team reacts to a recent New York Times opinion piece, Quit Social Media. Your Career May Depend on It, written by Cal Newport.

Mr. Newport, who acknowledges that he's never had a social media account, argues that tools like Facebook and LinkedIn can hurt your career. He bases his argument on three general ideas.

  1. Interesting opportunities and useful connections are not scarce. Therefore, social media is not needed to find them.
  2. Social media is not harmless--it takes time and energy away from other things you should be doing 
  3. Social media is a passive approach to professional advancement

Mac, Ben, and Jenna, respond to each of these points and try to find some practical guidelines for optimizing your use of social media. 

If you found this analysis interesting, share your thoughts with the Mac’s List team on our Facebook page. Then, sign up to get the first chapter of Land Your Dream Job Anywhere for free and early bird access to the entire book on its launch date, February 1st.

Opening and closing music for Find Your Dream Job provided by Freddy Trujillo,