Week 2 Post

In this week’s assignment, I learned that branding yourself is an important aspect to succeed in the professional world. By using platforms such as Twitter to market yourself, you can become a bigger influence within the professional world. Not only does branding yourself via social media benefit you, but even getting your name out in your local community. People will then start to talk about you, your name will spread, and you will soon be growing your network. If you start small and work for local companies, they will eventually lead you to even bigger and better companies. You can easily work your way to the top, especially by taking advantage of social media. By using social media, such as Twitter, people in the professional world can easily access information about you and see what you are contributing. By seeing the work you are contributing, they may realize that that is something they would want in their company and you would be one step closer to a job.

By creating a professional, online presence, it increases one’s chances of attaining a job that they truly desire.

Week 1 Post

I do think that creating a positive, professional online presence will be valuable for my future job search. I believe that the stepping stone to obtaining an excellent job is networking. By using the Internet, people are able to connect with others and expand their network. LinkedIn, an increasingly popular social media website, markets itself as the “World’s Largest Professional Network.” Although hiring managers may not jump to LinkedIn upon receiving an application, LinkedIn can help an applicant receive that shot at an interview by connecting the applicant with employees from the applied business, or even previous employees.

Networking is truly valuable in trying to land a great job because it connects you with people who can add to your application by recommendation. By using the Internet, people are more easily able to network through social media.

USA Today – College