In my last post I talked about the importance of marketing oneself, networking and analyzing data to be aware of future trends and demanded skills.
If you have just returned from your holidays you might be preparing yourself mentally to start your job hunting again.
Here you have a few tips and considerations I have reproduced them for you from the following post “ Don´t be that guy: social networking and online job search mistakes”. There is a great deal of information out there but I think these 5 tips summarize quite well the spirit that works on the net:
1.Relationships move in two directions, even online. Remember that there is people reading your social media feeds, having real human thoughts and feelings about them and about you. If every single post is about the product you are trying to sell or the job you are trying to land, your readers will eventually stop listening.
2.Don´t supplicate.If you are selling something try to focus on how the product, service, or sale can help your reader, not just you. Try sending one private message at a time that says something like:
” Hey Sally, I heard you are planning on redoing your kitchen-congratulations!. Just wanted to remind you that my contracting services include kitchen remodeling. Let me know if I can help. Better that sending constant and relentless stream of general updates saying things like ” I need work! Please recommend me to your family and friends”
3.Don’t force people to “like” your updates, pictures, business profile, or blog posts. And try not to become offended if you post a general message demanding more “likes” and you don’t get a heavy response.
4.Give as well as you get. If you want attention, offer attention. For every new job lead you cry out for, provide a potential job lead or contact to another friend who’s looking. For every “like” you request or event you promote for your own enterprise, like someone else’s enterprise, attend someone else’s event, or buy and praise someone else’s product.
5.Use Twitter and LinkedIn to become a “thought leader” in your area of interest. If you want others to read your blog and visit your webpage, read others people’s blogs and visit other people’s pages. Re-tweet and re-post links to the blogs and articles you like. Add your own comments and thoughtful insights. Comment on the blogs themselves with praise, opinions, and intelligent, generous remarks.
Nurture your friendships and receive and respond to communications as often as you transmit them. In the online world, as in real life, people tend to respect self-sufficiency, and we’re more likely to help those who help us and help each other.
Extracted from “Don´t be that guy: social networking and online job search mistakes” http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/3600/dont-be-that-guy-social-networking–online-job-search-mistakes?utm_source=ft