Since graduating university in June, I never thought at the age of 22 I would have started attending networking events already. I was lucky enough to be able to study something at university which I have a passion for, fashion and marketing . We live in a world where graduate jobs are like gold dust for most industries, and it is often a case of who you know, not what you know. Networking events are now an essential part of looking for job opportunities and getting your business known. It allows people to build a bank of contacts, many from completely different industries.
If you think Social Media is just for catching up on the latest gossip with your friends you’re wrong. Many businesses have had loads of success with Social Media, in fact some businesses put their success down to Social Media alone and with a honed strategy and a little effort you can reap results.
Twitter is one of the most popular social media sites on the web for individuals and business owners, I know it’s my favourite. Twitter is a really useful tool in promotion and marketing, however, to get the most out of Twitter you’ll probably need to organise your feed and the easiest way to do this is through Lists.
In this 2nd part of How to Make the Most of your LinkedIn Profile, we focus on what to do after you have built your initial profile and how to network around LinkedIn to really maximise your contacts. Again many of these things will seem obvious to seasoned networkers but they are often overlooked and can reap substantial benefits.
If you haven’t heard of LinkedIn, then you have really been missing out. In a nutshell LinkedIn is a business networking website, similar to Facebook but for business connections. It is also one of the most valuable online tools for boosting your business; hence it is worth spending the time to ensure you get the most of your LinkedIn account. More and more individuals and businesses are using LinkedIn to reach out to potential customers, employees, employers and suppliers everyday, so if you don’t have an account then it should become a high priority to get one.
Michelle at Value Added Business Solutions tailor made a Social Media Training Course for PlumbXtra. Course content was exceptional as was handouts to supplement the hands on training. The ½ day course was detailed and geared towards the needs of my Plumbing Business. I would highly recommend the services of Value Added Business Solutions to any business (including Plumbers) considering using Social Media. You will receive an in-depth, yet easy to understand, practical Social Media training which will give new and existing businesses an excellent grounding and presence on Twitter/LinkedIn.