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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Welcome to all our CCC colleagues at the annual CCC luncheon! It's a pleasure to see all of you in together again, and get a chance to catch up on the past year's events and successes.

This luncheon is an especially important gathering, too, because we're here, among other things, to discuss what the future holds for us and our profession, and what we need to do to stay current with the rapidly changing times.

One of the things that has become increasingly vital over the past few years, is the tremendous growth of social media to the job search and to career development. Who would have thought, in 2006, that within 5 years LinkedIn would become an indispensable part of the career tool kit for 120,000,000 professionals around the world?

I'd like to invite you all to comment on this blog -- whether your opinions are pro or con, positive or negative -- about your views of social media, how you teach or use them in your own practices, and whether your clients find them helpful. Your insights will be tremendously helpful to all of your colleagues in the CCC, and enable us to think, debate, and grow professionally...which is marvelous for our clients, and for us, as well!

Paula Cohen, Communications Director, Career Counselors Consortium