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  • If you have YES for most of the answers to the above questions, you may be no better than a zombie.
  • Many people are stuck in where they are. By spending minutes a day to brainstorm and some time on the weekends to blog about your passion and network, you will never know when opportunity knocks on your door and you may get noticed to do something you really like doing. There is always something better out there, you will need to have the drive to want it and stand out from the crowd.
  • In a nutshell, Social Media is online technologies and practices that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other.
  • You need to market yourself to gain attention and eventually do what you like doing. Don’t hide your talents, simply share your knowledge and brand yourself as an expert in what you do.
  • Socialmedia For U

    1. 1. By : Robin Low SOCIAL MEDIA for you
    2. 2. Everyone is on the internet <ul><ul><li>Today, nearly everyone is on the Internet. You can meet CEOs, entrepreneurs, recruiters and many other folks online. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Due to advancements in social technologies, more people are connected and more companies are getting online and searching online for suitable candidates or consultants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top talents will receive the most visibility and everyone else will sink to the bottom. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. beat the competition Leveraging on Social Media for personal branding gives you an edge over the competition for jobs and opportunities. Many recruiters are already checking the candidate’s profile online before granting an interview. Landing your dream job, you probably need recommendations and introductions, knowing more people through online networking helps. Discover your true passion, even if you have a job, showing your true passion may land you in a department or a new job doing exactly what you love, making it a great match for you.
    4. 4. a necessity for you? <ul><li>I hear a lot of people complaining about their jobs on buses and trains, but few have taken action to change that. </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel the following emotions: </li></ul><ul><li>Your job is not challenging enough. </li></ul><ul><li>No real personal growth in the current position. </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of your other skills and talents are not used. </li></ul><ul><li>Can do a better job in other positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Get so tired after work that you cannot enjoy your social life. </li></ul><ul><li>The least you could do is to figure out what you are good in and what you like doing. Then write about it and try to get noticed. </li></ul>
    5. 5. do you have a personal brand ? <ul><li>Everyone can gain from personal branding. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet contacts to land your dream job </li></ul><ul><li>Get leads and earn more comissions for your sales job. </li></ul><ul><li>Act as your own CEO, by posting your own vision, thoughts and ideas on blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage on your network to know more people and gain more influence. </li></ul><ul><li>Brand yourself as an expert or a leader in your field. </li></ul>
    6. 6. zombie Do you do repetitive mindless work all day? Can you do your job without thinking much? Is your daily/monthly routine predictable? Are you working to fill a necessity? (to pay rent) Do you have no time to do things you enjoy? Can your position be replaced by a robot?
    7. 7. suicide by your career Many people take on a “survival job” especially during a financial downturn to make ends meet, but ending up stuck in the position for a long time. Do you have an MBA but still working as an executive in a company that pays you half of what you are worth? Do you want a dream job but have no time to apply for it or have no time to attend courses to enhance yourself? Are you too contended with your life and routine that you feel too much inertia to move on?
    8. 8. tips on developing your career like a business <ul><li>Treat your ‘brand’ like a company. </li></ul><ul><li>Create buzz, add value in yourself and your work. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Employees’ like your family and yourself depend on the company to make mortgage and put food on the table. Plan ahead and be in control </li></ul><ul><li>Show your passion and be an expert in your field. </li></ul><ul><li>Increase competence, learn and practice till you are competent </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge, expertise and insights to reinforce that you are the expert in what you do. </li></ul><ul><li>Network with people in your industry, share information with experts and form groups to learn from one another. Head to networking events and meet people. </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to educate yourself, be updated in trends and news through blogs and social media. </li></ul>
    9. 9. what is… social media? <ul><li>“ Social Media is a group of online media which has the following characteristics.” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Networks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two-way communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open source </li></ul></ul>
    10. 11. how can social media help? <ul><li>Networking - getting to know more people in the industry you want to work in. </li></ul><ul><li>Share ideas – let people know who you are and what’s in your mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Get news – learn insights about the industry you work in. </li></ul><ul><li>Get noticed – good products needs good marketing to sell well, so do you. </li></ul>
    11. 12. blogs & Articles <ul><li>Write articles to inform people about new development and advances of the industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Give value and knowledge that people will find useful, for products and services related to your industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Brand yourself as an “expert” in the industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Improve your credibility by sharing knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of people read articles on ezinearticles.com, blogger.com or wordpress.com everyday. </li></ul>
    12. 13. <ul><li>Exercise good judgement. </li></ul><ul><li>Protect your professional image. (separate work from play) </li></ul><ul><li>Monitor your online reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>Join related groups / Alumni groups to network. </li></ul><ul><li>Know who your ‘Friends’ are. </li></ul>facebook
    13. 14. twitter <ul><li>“ With twitter gaining popularity, number of users greatly increased after celebrities began to use this social media platform. Many people are only beginning to realize the true value in it. ” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Updated news </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alerts on Upcoming Events (Tweetups) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share emotions or talk to someone </li></ul></ul>
    14. 15. Attention Engagement The new paradigm
    15. 16. Twitter: dmediaacademy Blog: http:// digitalmediaacademy . blogspot .com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/digitalmediaacademy Don’t hide your talents. Let the world know who you really are.

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