We all use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to update our status, sharing pictures and informing our friends about us. But, do you know that these networking sites, if used correctly, may be an intrinsic part of your job search and help you to boost up your career? But, remember, if handled wrongly, it may ruin your current professional career.
Here are the ways how social networking sites help you to rock your career.
1. Create Your Online Professional Profile
Networking sites, like LinkedIn permits you to create your professional profile. You can also upload your resume or portfolio. And all this is free of cost! Set up your online brand by putting your expertise, future aspirations and skills on social media sites and eventually it will help you in promoting your career growth.
2. Stay Connected
You can connect with a large number of people belonging to different professions and link with groups which share your community, profession or interest. These sites will organize your connections through groups, circles or lists.
3. Expand Your Learning
Stay tuned with current issues and top trends! Through social media sites, you can interact with the experts and professionals in your preferred work area and broaden your knowledge of that field.
4. Swagger Your Knowledge
Comment on industry trends, tweet relevant articles or post your articles to display your knowledge. Professionals, employers and industry leaders keep an eye on your social media activities. If they will find your views interesting, it’ll work for you right away.
5. Communicate any Change in Your Career
Update any changes in your career. As people will come to know about it, they will provide you necessary suggestions that might help you to excel in your career.
Points to Remember
While using LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook for professional purpose, keep in mind the following points:
- Don’t post any improper content on your account.
- Don’t use social networking sites to expel your rage against your boss or colleague.
- Refrain yourself from putting up any comment against your previous or current company.
- Your profile works as a CV for the professionals and industry leaders. Proofread your profile before uploading on these social sites.
- After creating your account, keep it updated.
“To utilize social media tools effectively and properly, you must absolutely generate spontaneous communications in direct response to what others are saying or to what is happening in that moment. Be yourself. Be conversational. Be engaged.” –Aliza Sherman
Use social networking sites wisely and rock your career!