In previous blog posts we’ve discussed the importance of capitalizing on social media to advance your career. We’ve also talked about how recruiters are actively researching and evaluating our personal profiles on the well-known and obscure social media platforms. In this article I will be looking at practical ways of achieving your goals and finding your next dream job by using social networking sites.
There are doubters still asking if it is really conceivable, if social media is actually improving the likelihood of winning a job over another candidate, but I believe they are few. What the socially savvy people have proven – is that the power of social media is even stronger when you are not actively looking for a job. And nothing to do with luck, it comes down to strategically managed social media profiles and 5 to 10 hours a week, no more than most already invest into sharing personal pictures and experiences.
Besides socializing, sites like Facebook and Twitter offer platforms providing reach to people who know hiring managers and can introduce them to you. Millions use Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch with friends and family – and what a wonderful platform for that. But, to advance your career, begin including information to benefit your professional life in your regular activity.
Twitter is a great place to begin. The micro blogging platform is perfectly suited for sharing your expertise and adding your thoughts on the latest news in your industry. Be involved, follow industry leaders’ tweets, add insightful comments and in time you may even build informal relationships with thought leaders and subject matter experts in your field. If you are a novice, consider these steps:
These strategies can help you advance your career using Twitter. We look forward to your comments and please share your experience, tips and tricks that can be beneficial to others.
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