If you are thinking about signing up for Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter because they will help you easily connect with 5000 people and hundreds of jobs…think again! For YOU, they may be a colossal waste of time. It is important to think more about your intent before you tweet. Are you interested in developing long-term, real life relationships that could truly help you in your work pursuits, or are you simply interested in growing online digital friend requests?
Don’t get me wrong. If some forms of social media are used correctly, (i.e., with a clear objective in mind, and thoughtful messaging) they can be valuable tools. However, many people simply don’t know how to use them to their advantage. In today’s job market, you need to leverage your time to be used as effectively as possible. “Playing” online is simply not productive. Learn how to use the tools properly, or you may be simply be eating up valuable hours.
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