I am sort of struggling to funnel all of my mental meanderings about Social Media into a coherent blog. I wish to have SM become second nature to me to use it for professional use – I’ve been on Facebook for years, mostly using it for fun – posting Youtubes, cracking wise on friends’ and families’ stupid posts – you know…Social. I am fervently hoping that my current Facebook account doesn’t become NSA’d when I go to look for work. Oh well, too late. I mean, you know, nothing terrible on there, but lots of goofy stuff. No, dang it, NO! If an organization doesn’t want to hire me because they’ve looked at my Facebook page and they think I’m goofy, well then so be it. Hey, if you don’t do goofy, maybe I don’t want to work at your place.
Ok, I’ll hop down from my soapbox now. Assuming I get a job wherein I can be an awesome yet goofy PR Specialist, I want to know how to best utilize SM for that organization or company. We’re learning and seeing more and more how critical it has become to know what you’re doing with SM in order for it to be a successful PR/Marketing tool in your toolbox. The biggest thing I’ve learned so far is that if you can’t do it well, don’t do it. I don’t think a lot of organizations understand that, I really don’t. That’s a very important piece of information, and one I’ll take with me to a workplace.
I am looking forward to receiving lots more information I can use when I re-enter the workforce, you know, if they do goofy.