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Find a new job with WorkFu

Need to switch careers? WorkFu will use social connections to help find that new opportunity.

If you're online, you're connected to at least one other person in some capacity. Maybe it's through Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, but that connection is valuable when seeking a new job.

WorkFu is a Web site that will harness the power of your connections to help you out. Right now they just cover Twitter, but if they follow the path of similar services, you'll probably see more choices in the future.

Note: This service is in beta, but it's available to public individuals with Twitter accounts right now.

Here's how to get started with your job search:

Step 1: Head to WorkFu.com and login with your Twitter credentials.

Since you are linking your Twitter account to their site, it's definitely going to use information you provide on your bio to help facilitate your search. Make sure you tidy things up before you log in.

Fill out your profile on WorkFu. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Time to have fun filling out your profile. You'll want to make sure every detail is as accurate as possible because they could affect your chances of landing a new job.

Step 3: Double-check your keywords. These will be the means for potential employers to find your profile, so they need to be accurate. When you're done, click Continue.

A job opportunity listed on WorkFu. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 4: Click on Opportunities at the top of the page to start browsing jobs listed on WorkFu.

WorkFu's contact box. Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 5: When you see something you like, fill out the text box on the right-hand side of the page and click Apply Now. WorkFu has been kind enough to put a default letter into the box for you, but adding some personalization probably wouldn't hurt.

One last tip: Click the Settings icon in the top right-hand corner to adjust your e-mail update frequency.

WorkFu is great for sharing job opportunities you find and also helping you get an idea of what companies are really looking for right now. Even if this service isn't your cup of tea, it's a good idea that you could even practice manually. And let's face it, mindlessly filling out applications and sending off resumes definitely makes WorkFu look at least a little bit more appealing.

(Via Lifehacker)