Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Track Your Contacts' Job Changes With These Two Services

Keeping track of your friends' and work contacts' jobs can be difficult. It is important though for both personal and professional reasons to know what is changing and to acknowledge it when appropriate. In the past keeping an eye on LinkedIn change notifications was hard, with Facebook being even harder. Today we have two simple services that everyone should use.

Career Notify tracks your Facebook friends' changes in their jobs.

Job Change Notifier finds changes in your LinkedIn connections' work experience. (Update: Due to changes in LinkedIn's API this service has shutdown.)

Both of these will send you an email when something changes. It takes the needed work out of watching for changes on your networks. I have used the LinkedIn one for a while and it has proven it's worth and I just signed up for the Facebook version and am sure it will be as useful.