Sunday, April 18, 2010

How To Market Yourself Through Social Networking

As the job market begins to recover, now is the time for college students to develop themselves as professionals. As graduates and soon-to-be graduates begin to desperately seek out internships and jobs, branding yourself as a professional is a key factor now that separates the lucky ones and the jobless, and there is no better way to do this an social networking.

Regardless your major, everyone needs to get his or her name out there in the professional world. The good news is that there is now handbook for diving into the social media business world, but there are some tips to keep in mind while building your portfolio.

First tip on how to market yourself via social networking is to get involved. Embrace social media to its fullest; use it as a tool to make yourself known and stand out as a future professional. Network with people you have met in your line of work. Bog, Tweet, Facebook. Subscribe to online magazines, newspapers and newsletters that companies produce or that spark your interest in your field. Be everywhere.

The second tip is to be in the know about companies or organizations relating to your major, especially the big ones. Be aware of their social platforms and know what they are talking about. Know their news and what they are interested in and be in the know about what their future looks like. Know what they're moving forward in, including latest developments. Be knowledgeable about the business, how it operates and look for ways to get involved.

The third tip is to set yourself up for success. Having tasteful profiles will eliminate any curiosity/concern for future employees. Let it be known what interests you by not being too exclusive. Promote yourself by creating a personal website or blog and be creative. Comment on blogs; follow your favorite companies on twitter. Keep in contact with professionals you meet that could possibly help you in the future. These days, it's all about who you know and who knows you, so be known!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Use Of Social Media In Organizations

Social networking and the use of the Web can be very effective to an organization. If a news organization is not already web-based, incorporating multimedia and sharing abilities for their stories, they are dilatory. We are starting to see more high schools turn to interactive, Web-based learning. Businesses and corporations rely on social media sites like LinkedIn for hiring purposes and Skype for business purposes.
Universities have become organization-heavy. State universities in particular have hundreds of organizations available for students. Involvement seems to be the emphasis of this college generation. With all these organizations afloat and with so many members, how do they function? Connecting and communicating via social media/networking sites seems to be the answer.
Facebook groups/events, mass texts, Tweets, online applications and financing, personal Web sites: without these tools, a college organization cannot flourish. Whatever your organization is, if you want to attract members and make business more manageable, then make it facile for the public (or potential) to obtain information about your organization, to apply for it and to remain involved by being in the know. Utilize what is available out there on the Web. Movi
ng forward digitally is a positive move for everyone because it will allow college students to become for familiar with seeking out information online, which will carry out into the “real world.”

Chinh Doan

Chinh Doan is an interesting person because her family in Vietnam and her faith in God are the two things that fuel her success. Her work at the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication show how dedicated she is to her future as a journalist.