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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

CareerJoy Interview: Social media skills is a new skill that professionals need to develop and embrace

STAND OUT- GET NOTICED & ADVANCE YOUR CAREER - AUTHOR & LEADING VIDEO BLOGGING EXPERT STEVE GARFIELD:
You've invested in a professional resume and cover letter, now what? You are connected, using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, but should you be doing more in your career to show case your talents, establish your personal brand? What is your social media IQ? This week's podcast is from our recent Canadian Career Development Webinar with one of leading social media experts, Steve Garfield. Steve is the author of Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building your Business.

Steve launched his career in traditional media and was a radio producer on a Boston morning show for a number of years. He became interested in blogging, online video (pre Youtube) and new media. Fast forward a few years, Steve now advises Fortune 500 brands such as AT&T, Kodak, Nokia, and Panasonic, and media outlets including CBS, NBC and PBS on how to use social media to promote their products and services. He shared with us how an individual can use social media to raise your personal and professional profile.

Steve shared "In busy organizations getting noticed is becoming more challenging, however social media skills is a new skill that professionals need to develop and embrace" I couldn't agree more, I can remember when email was first entering the market some were very slow to adapt. This is the same today with social media such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Youtube. Here is why I think this is important. Your social media skill-set will have a direct impact on your job search results and your long-term career success-guaranteed!
I had fun doing this interview with Alan Kearns.

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