Looking to stand out in your profession? Want to make good impressions with your boss or job recruiters? If you want to advance your career, a great way to up your game is by becoming proficient with social media. Check out the following helpful tips to propel you and your career to the next level.
Toot Your Own Horn
Don’t be afraid to post your achievements on several social media boards. Update your LinkedIn profile to grab the attention of potential job recruiters. Network with your friends and colleagues by updating your status on Twitter and Facebook. Display on Instagram your most recent Appreciation Awards.
Decide Which Social Media Best Suits You
Be aware of which media site is best suited for enhancing you and your career. Sites such as Pinterest and Instagram may be better for showcasing creative aspects of your profession. By posting your images, potential employers or recruiters may get a better sense of who you are and what you can offer.
Network Your Way To a New Position
Follow or subscribe to an individual with influence in your profession. Grab their attention by retweeting or liking their comments. Make yourself stand out to successful individuals by including their hashtags (#) in your post.
Dedicate Time to Following Up
Make sure you set aside time daily to follow up on the various platforms. Never retweet without perusing the content first.
Be uniform across the board with your profile. Carry the same name throughout your postings, resumes and business cards.
Follow Company Rules
Make sure to check with the company that confidential information is not posted. Identify your status within the company on any posting. Always check before you post.
For more information or to read the entire article, please refer to Money magazine, September 2015 issue.