Succeeding in the ultra-competitive business world can be very difficult these days, but it can be achieved through social networking. Social networks can and should be used for more than just catching up with family and old friends. Take advantage of all that the networks have to offer when it comes to being a successful businessperson. We will discuss some of the most common methods for being successful in business through social networking in this post.
Keep Up With Industry Developments
One of the most frustrating facts about living in 2014 is how quickly your education can become obsolete. But there is no need to rest on your degree. Stay on up-to-date on new technologies or business developments by joining social networking groups. Follow companies in your industry on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. You’ll be notified when they make announcements or press releases.
LinkedIn is a particularly rich resource. Follow the careers and writing of thought leaders in business and your field. Join groups to ask or answer questions or start a dialogue with others in your field.
Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry
Following thought leaders is a good way to start, but using social networking can help you to become a leader within your industry yourself. This can be done by interacting with other professionals from within your industry on networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.
The more you post relevant content and insights about your job or career industry, the more likely it is that you will become an industry leader. This will help you build a social network presence and could even lead to better job opportunities down the line.
Receive Immediate Feedback
One of the best things about social networking is that you can receive immediate feedback on what you post. Sites like LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Facebook make it easy for your clients or customers to offer you instant feedback about a product, a service or a presentation.
Success in the business world depends on hearing both positive and negative feedback. You can then take this feedback and make the necessary changes in order to become a business success.
Strengthen Your Network
Reconnecting with old colleagues or managers is great – it can help you both in your current job and to build a long-range career vision. Reminding them about your great work ethic, how well you fit in to company culture, or how you helped new employees become acclimated to the work environment can spark a reconnection between you and these supervisors – who may be potential clients for your current company.
Further, these long-term connections can help build a network for years to come – people who you can share leads with, discuss industry developments or exchange skills and best practices.
Contact B. Loehr Staffing today to discuss all the ways social networking can help you become successful in the business world.