So then how do you go about using social media to build your career/business network?
Be smart, stand out from the crowd.
Don’t strive to be like everyone else with a profile and timely obvious updates. Instead, focus on quality. Give your social media updates the same seriousness you offer that most important sales pitch. The only difference is that you are selling yourself/products or services, which is enough reason to be more appealing.
Write something that triggers emotions, something that can help people get to know the kind of person or business you are. Let people be anxious to be associated with you.
For instance, if you are handling a business page, you can give your followers a glimpse of behind the scenes as well as tips in line with your business venture. Strive to add value.
Be proactive and get involved in worthy causes
There is nothing more appealing than an active individual/business. Show the human side of you by getting involved in events for the less privileged. Be on the forefront to mobilize your followers to support certain cases. This will not only give you the popularity you need to be noticed. It will also give you a chance to mingle with the industry leaders.
If you are the spokesperson for a given group, chances are other interested parties will reach out to you for more insights. Maximize that opportunity to elevate yourself without pushing.
Remember, employers are out there on the lookout for someone who can help make a difference in their companies, and since you are already at it, that makes you more marketable. Let people feel your presence in worthy forums.
Learn from the best; be part of a successful group
It is often said that “it is easier to succeed as a group than as an individual.” Reason being, people have a different way of seeing things. Therefore there is always someone who is better than you in a given field.
Take advantage of that and get them to share notes. You don’t have to follow them or like their stuff. Resort to being the silent follower and exploit your competitors’ weaknesses. However, be smart about what to take and what to leave. Their innovators are better to handle some strategies.
In conclusion, when resorting to using social media to build your career/business network, you choose to be part of the competition. And by so doing, you have to fight for your rightful spot to shine.
Are you ready for success? Well, you now know where to begin. Happy networking!
- Jason McDonald Ph.D.
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
- Edition no. 0 (10/17/2016)
- Ray Higdon, Jessica Higdon
- Publisher: Success In 100 Pages
- Paperback: 114 pages
Last update on 2020-03-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please give this article a rating and/or share it within your social networks.