Ways in which Social Media can help you Build your Career

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and many other platforms are NOT just for fun anymore.

They are now the strong connecting links for business. Both the private and government-based organizations use these platforms, and it is going pretty cool! So how does it all work?

Social Media

What should be your post? What’s more important – a like or a retweet? Read on to the whole article to get more insights into this.

Ways in which Social Media can help you Build your Career

The top major social platforms that are used by users on a daily basis include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and many others. Benefits of using these platforms at this current age include –

  • connecting with the existing as well as new people.
  • let your work reach more audience.
  • get to know about new ideas and trends.
  • quality enhancement of your work.

Did you read the points carefully? These are the key roles that Social Media play in your Career but you should know how to use it wisely.

Social Media can Build Career

LinkedIn

This is the online job hunting website, where you can update your professional background. This will help the like-minded employers to search you, and you could get to know about the amazing job opportunities waiting for you.

Facebook

Almost all your friends and family are present on Facebook, but it has become the main hub for the business lately. Facebook Ads run on it, which can help your brand to reach more audience and thus increasing your profits.

Twitter

Twitter is being used by more than 300 million users currently. The character limit has been doubled lately, but still keeping the info short and sweet is what most of the Twitter audience like. People mostly want more followers to their account, but what matters is who you are following. Make a list of the influencers, and follow their works. This way you will know what they are interested in, and you could have better info about it too.

Instagram

This is my addiction. Now, Instagram was initially a media sharing platform, that didn’t allow anyone to download the file directly. Features have changed though. It’s all about the visuals that keep the audience attracted to your feed. You could check out other influencers belonging to your field and choose to see how to work it out.

That’s it with the stuff you can try on your Social Media accounts. Also, using the right #hashtags matter! You could reach out to more people, and make new friends from the same community or field.

Reality Check: Are Smartphones Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

Kids are glued to the tabs, adults on their phones! And now, even the elders are following the same steps. People are addicted to their phones, even me. What makes it so addictive that we spend almost 5 out of 24 hours on the phones?

I gave in a thought about it and did some research on how it all started in the first place. The story dates back to 1907 when the SOS came into as the distress signal during the San Franciso earthquake.

Smartphones

The Punch Magazine from Britain depicted a cartoon which showed a woman and a man not communicating with each other, and busy in different worlds with the antenna on their heads. It was printed in a broader meaning during that time, but it holds more importance and meaning seeing the current scenario.

Reality Check: Are Smartphones Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

Soon after that cartoon was out, after the passing of a century iPhone was launched by Steve Jobs. People were now able to educate themselves with a simple tapping on the phone and were able to listen to any song recorded from anywhere they are.

Smartphones have really changed the way we used to click a photo or call a cab for instance. It has taken over so many things! Yes, they have made the work easy but has it affected the relations and human interactions. Hell yeah!

I don’t know where to start it off, but with the rise in the smartphone use people these days are not remembering things. This has killed the creative side of ours and even replaced the daydreaming too. Parents too addicted to the phones are not able to pay attention to their child. They have made us vulnerable and more anxious than before.

America has reportedly said that the extent of Internet use has increased drastically from 11% to 28% in just 5 years time.

Smartphones Make us dumber

Even the ex-employees of Google, Amazon, Facebook have mentioned how badly the technology can affect the health, especially the young minds. Chris Marcellino, the person who developed the push notifications on iPhone has admitted that people who hook up on their cells use the similar neural pathway just like any gambler or a drug addict.

The Internet has lots of data but only a part of it holds meaning. 

So, is it making us smarter or dumber? The answer depends on how you using it. Plan accordingly, schedule the usage time, and get the best out of the gadget you have got.

We can’t stop the Internet though, but instead, we can bring some more controls on how we are using them. What are your thoughts on this? Can there be some change in the future?