When it comes to social media, there are two ways it can go. It can either hurt or help your career. We all know how easy it is for social media to harm your career. A tweet taken out of context, pictures that never should have been posted online, but how can it help your career? Continue below to read just a few of the answers.
1. Helps to Build Your Personal Brand –
Social media can really help your career by helping you to establish your personal brand. The more you share articles, information, and other items in a certain field the more your name will be affiliated with the topic. Giving you the change to become the “go-to” person in the field. By tweeting, blogging, or sharing a post on Facebook, you become a player in the social media game.
2. Helps to show your proficiency with technology –
No matter what industry you are in, it can’t be argued that being seen as knowledgeable with technology is nothing but a bonus when it comes to the job market. New and newer technology comes out every day; by having a social media presence and using the proper tools, you show that you can roll with the times and adapt to the new forms of information and technology that is being developed.
3. Helps to build a large network –
When you connect with others through social media, you are also often giving the option to connect with the network of your friends, co-workers, and other acquaintances. Different platforms allow you to categorize these connections based on your own criteria. You can group them into lists, circles, groups and so much more. Once these connections are made you can begin to nurture each network via interaction and communications until the point where you find that new professional opportunities have arisen.
How have you found social media to help your career? Share below.