There is a series of articles hosted by Gist, titled Future Of Social Media Series that explores the roles social media is expected to play in various fields of business. I was particulary interested in the article How Job Seekers May Use Social Media in the Future. Not only are students like me learning how to market themselves for jobs using social media, but companies are beginning to use social media for recruiting. LinkedIn is a great example of this; however, I was surprised to read that some companies have their employees post on their Twitter and Facebook accounts that the company is hiring, in hopes of recruiting potential hires that are friends of friends.
Note to self: Never underestimate social media as a job seeking tool!