This class has taught me more about social media than I thought existed. I learned about promoting oneself and how hard it is. I learned how social media works, its much more than just posting stuff. I learned how to use social media to my advantage. I really enjoyed what this class was about. I wish you all the best and now just one class left. Have a great fall and winter everyone.
Post on the world’s second largest search engine – No, it’s not Bing, and obviously Google is No. 1. I’m talking about YouTube. Videos are becoming more and more popular as a way to get your name out to the public because they have become easier to make. Case in point: a number of people are now creating video resumes to make themselves stand out from the crowd. Some people simply incorporate moving text and animation so their normal, everyday resume is a bit more exciting. Others try to tell a story with their resume text over stock footage. And still others directly address their audience as if they were hosting a talk show or interviewing for a specific position. This can help you to stand out not only because it’s so different from what everyone else is doing, but also because more people may be more willing to watch a video than read a resume or blog post. Oh, and one more thing, simply having a video raises your profile with the major search engines, meaning it will be easier for potential employers to find you.
To me youtube has done wonders for people wanting to meet famous people are to get famous yourself. So if you were to come up with something clever and make a video showing your skills and job related activities I really think it could boost your exposure. Like the article states there are 5 great ways to promote yourself and I really think YouTube is a great choice. Only if you use it right.