Friends of others and mine who hear about my frequent use of various new media tools ask me why I use them, and why I think they use them. I usually think about what they work with and give them an explanation that makes sense to them. Their answer is something like “I never thought about it that way, I will totally do that”.
When I ask them about it a few weeks later they have joined the networks and sites that I told them about, but did not really begin using them. Sometimes because they did not have time or did not prioritised, but most of the times it is because they did not figure out how to use the sites properly.
Tomorrow I have a presentation in school where I am supposed to teach the class something, I will of course speak about social media for career development, and after then tell them about this blog post:
Here are some of the best articles and videos that I found that explains how to use the social media tools and some of them cover why you should use them, in case you forgot.
Twenty something: Gen Y is better than everyone else at marketing themselves
HOW TO: Leverage Social Media for Career Success
Social Media and SEO: 5 Essential Steps to Success
Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn
How to launch and evolve your career using LinkedIn
20 Ways to Use LinkedIn Productively – (Thanks to @elisabeth999)
Get Ahead on LinkedIn - (Thanks to @elisabeth999)
Using Twitter for Personal and Business Branding
30-Minute Brand Building for Twitter
Get Started with VisualCV
Brazen Careerist: Five Ways To Make Yourself A Workplace Superstar
The best Facebook apps for business and career enhancement
Development Center: Use Facebook with caution
If you have any articles and video’s and networks that you want to add to the list, comment and I will add them.