Steve Garfield-Leading Social media & author on Getting Seen in Noisy & Busy World…

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!

This week’s 60 Second WORKout-How would your rate your social media skill-set from a scale of 1 to 10?

This week’s CareerPoll: How many roles have you had in your career?

Last week’s CareerPoll: How happy are you with your current career?

The Canadian Career Development Webinar : Join me Wed May 19 12-1P.M. ET as I interview Karen Burns, author of The Amazing Adventures of Working Girl: Real Life Career Advice You Can Actually Use!

What can you learn about yourself from the roles you’ve had in the past? Where do you even begin to answer these questions? Sometimes, what’s most helpful is to have a sense of humor. Combine that with looking at the experiences of others and ask yourself: What does this person’s experience teach me? For a lighter look at some of these challenging career moments, join me.

FREE Webinar: Get the Right Career Right Now! Invest 1 hour of your time to help manage risk in your career? Join me Friday May 21 12-1 P.M. ET. This complimentary 1-hour workshop is based on my book, Get the Right Job Right Now! It’s easy to learn simple ways to take control of your career, all from the comfort & convenience of your own desk. Limited to 20 participants.

Looking for help with your personal brand ? Who’s your career coach ? Need help with a professional resume, job search, and interview preparation? Invest in yourself — get the edge in this competitive job market. Take a small step and book an initial consultation with me.

Helping you stand out, along the road with you!

Alan

PS. Looking to find a career that you can be happy in? The Career Identity Program is a great way to get the tools and support to identify and move forward in your career.

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