I’m not saying your experience will not matter, it certainly will but a quick example, if 2 professional chefs apply for a job at a local Italian restaurant in New York and one of them has 1,000 followers, and no engagement with people who like Italian food and another chef applies and has 500,000 followers and has been creating videos of him or her cooking, has people who love what they do, who do you think will get the job? I believe in 5 years (maybe less) we will see an increase in the phenomenon known as “social currency” coined by Gerard Adams. By 2020, 100 Billion Dollars will be spent on social media influencers. If you haven’t caught the wave yet or realize the importance of building your social currency and content towards what your niche is that’s cool but the world is inevitable changing, and those who are investing in getting ready for this change will benefit greatly. If you are ready to invest in yourself & need help growing your social following contact me.
IS SOCIAL MEDIA BAD FOR US??
I think a lot of people perceive social media as negative but it comes down to perspective & how it is utilized. On my social media pages, I share my skills and create collaborative opportunities. Yesterday I posted my number on Instagram and said I am available 24/7 via text for anyone who wants to talk. 3 young entrepreneurs from Kenya, Norway, and Alabama reached out to me for advice and encouragement. It comes down to one thing as it always has, how do you use your platform. When an employee checks your social media profile as your resume in 5 years, if they are a reputable company they will be checking every single one of your videos and pictures. It’s all perspective, I would encourage everyone to Youtube Gary Vaynerchuk speech on the positives of social media. Among many examples, he partly points out a hypothetical situation of how the kid who used to be bullied for liking anime and might have suffered depression or suicide is now a uplifted by his community online who see his talented drawings on his page. Don’t fall for the hype people there is good in this as well.
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