- December 6, 2020
- Posted by: Con P. Sweeney
- Category: Social Media
Recently, I read an article online about a woman whose industry vanished seemingly overnight because of the pandemic.
She’s struggling now to support herself and her son while searching for a new position while the world seems to shutting down around her.
Has this happened to you?
If it did would you be ready to look for another position?
Would you even know what to do?
Let’s talk about this!
The most important thing to remember if your industry and job suddenly disappear is not to vanish along with them yourself.
Yes, we’re all either locked down, social distancing, or working remotely.
But, this doesn’t mean we’re dead!
Fortunately, we have the Internet and social media.
(Yeah, I’ve heard all the criticisms aimed at social media lately, and yes, they could and should behave more responsibly. But, I’m not here to gore that bull today.)
The basic blocking and tackling of social media is as true today as it ever was before.
Good solid profiles working in conjunction with effective engagement and value added content are the winning strategies today on social media.
Further advice, know when to abandon a sinking ship.
If your industry has cratered then don’t try to keep finding a job there.
Even if you do find one, you’ll have a miserable existence at a probably lower salary waiting for the next round of layoffs which will be coming.
I can guarantee it!
Instead, look further afield.
Expand your social media community to look for opportunities elsewhere.
Follow the trends on social media.
Connect and engage with new influencers and subject matter experts (SME).
Post your own thoughts and share those of others.
Continue online discussions.
Whatever you do, just don’t give up!
Stay at it!
If you’re going through a rough patch now, feel free to add your comments here and join our discussion.
Everyone is welcome!
That’s it for now!
Please check out my 8 step approach for developing a social media program for more ideas on how to use social media.
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