How Social Media Can Help Your Career

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Nowadays, we live in world where everyone’s on Facebook (including our parents) and we spend more time checking our social media feeds than anything else.

For some, social media can seem like a distraction. However, social media can be beneficial to your career by just knowing how to use it properly. I’ll let you know how I use my own personal social media accounts to help boost my career.

  1. Personal Brand

    Your personal brand is one of the most important things you have. The way people perceive you determines how they treat you. If a potential employers sees that you are reliable, kind, and resourceful on Facebook, they may be more inclined to hire you. If they notice slang, unkind opinions, and inappropriate pictures on Facebook, they may just pass you up. Keeping a professional image on social media makes you seem like a better employee in real life.

  2. Follow The Right Social Media Accounts

    Once you’ve got a personal brand on social media that shows that you’re the kind of person someone needs in their company, the next step is knowing who to follow. On my accounts, I try to follow organizations and companies that could possibly help me in my career. For example, I follow the Cleveland American Marketing Association on Twitter. I am not a member of the organization yet, however I often see updates about networking events or workshops that anyone can attend.

  3. Networking

    No matter who you ask, anyone can tell you that networking is crucial to your career. Networking doesn’t always have to take place in person. Social networking sites like LinkedIn (which you should definitely have) are great tools for reaching out to people. For example, before any job interview, if I know the name of the interviewee, I look at their profile. This will give them a notification saying I viewed their profile and hopefully they will do the same. Small things like this can make a difference!

How has social media affected your career? Let me know in the comments!


Improve My Life This Year
June 5, 2016 At 10:00 pm

Excellent tips, thanks for sharing!

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May 29, 2017 At 10:00 pm

As a freelance editor, social media is integral to my job! That’s where I get most of my clients—the rest being referrals from previous clients I got from social media! For me, automation is huge. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day for me to take care of my social media channels manually, so I try to strike a balance between automating what I can while still getting that personal connection, which is why I’m there to begin with.

    Brittney Moffatt
    May 29, 2017 At 10:00 pm

    It really is more helpful than harmful especially if you use it correctly!

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