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What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

What Every College Student Should Post on LinkedIn

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Are you waiting until after graduation to start building up your Linkedin profile? It’s time to reconsider.

“Every student is blindly trying to make a resume, but surprisingly many don’t have great LinkedIn profiles,” I said !! 😀

“I often hear from my friends, My LinkedIn isn’t great, but here’s the link.’ I usually respond, ‘Make it great -_- 

But how do you actually build a great LinkedIn profile as a college student like me?

here we ‘ll cover that together

 

Post a profile photo.

Some college students are wary of including their profile pictures on LinkedIn for fear of looking too young. But professionals explains a profile picture could actually work in your favor. A photo provides a face for your digital personality and helps recruiters see you as a human, rather than a hyperlink.

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Include coursework and extracurriculars.

Your LinkedIn profile should weave together the story of your professional development, so it’s good to be as detailed as possible. Include information about relevant coursework, clubs and organizations in which you’ve participated at school. If you’ve done any internships or gained work experience, be specific about what skills you developed, how many hours you worked or how many students you tutored.

“Part of your differentiator as a college student is that you know technology and you know how to build a professional brand,” say the professionals on Linkedin. “Employers want to know that you can bring that to their company.”

You can now visually illustrate your skills with rich media, such as pictures and videos. If you have a presentation you’re especially proud of, or a design project you executed for an internship, include it on your profile to help recruiters visualize what type of talent you bring to the table.

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Ask professors and advisers for recommendations.

One common misconception of LinkedIn recommendations is that they have to come from previous employers. A recommendation from a university professor or academic adviser, especially one with experience in your desired field, speaks volumes to your ability to stand out from the crowd. Aim to get recommendations from professors who know you personally, or who have a good sense of your work ethic, and can speak specifically to your accomplishments in the classroom.

Connect with industry leaders.

One of the most exciting aspects of social media is the access it gives you to influential people in your industry. 

Don’t be intimidated by someone’s professional clout; reach out to people whose careers you admire, but be sure to personalize your request to connect.

Don’t be intimidated by someone’s professional clout; reach out to people whose careers you admire, but be sure to personalize your request to connect.

 

Comment on industry-specific articles.

When you post industry-specific articles, you prove you are passionate, engaged and paying attention to your career of choice.

Avoid including controversial or personal opinions on LinkedIn, unless you want that opinion to be associated with your professional persona. Instead, suggests Williams, offer a professional takeaway or ask a thoughtful question. This shows that you are not just reading industry-specific news; you are also engaging with it analytically.

Ask questions in LinkedIn groups.

LinkedIn groups are a great way to engage directly with people in your industry and establish yourself as a contributor rather than a passive reader.

“One of the best ways to get noticed is to elicit conversations and ask smart questions,” Williams advises.

While the saying “there are no stupid questions” may ring true in most situations, be conscientious of what you ask in groups. Do a bit of research, or at the very least a Google search, before you ask a question. This will ensure you convey an informed professional persona, and your questions will most likely be stronger if they don’t have an easy answer.

Check for spelling and grammar errors.

As is the case with any professional work, your LinkedIn profile should be error-free. After you’ve combed through your profile for spelling errors, ask a friend to look it over for unclear phrases or grammatical faults.

 

 

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How to Become a Social Media Manager

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Does being on Facebook all day sound like a dream job? Increasingly, there are more full-time, permanent positions for social media managers at top-rated companies. Common qualifications include being comfortable with all SM platforms, having a track record of improving a company’s social media presence and having a firm grasp on the basics of marketing.

However, actually getting that job requires a lot more than what the posting says. You’re going to face a lot of competition for this job, so make sure your ducks are in a row. It helps to start out with a related degree; this can be anything from communications to English, or engineering to marketing. How you spin your degree is oftentimes more important than the degree itself. Managing social media requires a unique blend of techie-ness and keen writing skills.

Appreciate Your Platform

A lot of people are going to be gung-ho about social media, so you should be skilled at all platforms, including Google+ and Pinterest. If you’re applying for a position with a larger company, get your feet wet by volunteering or interning as a social media communicator for a smaller business or non-profit. Posting for a business is very different than doing so personally, and having 5,000 Facebook friends isn’t going to cut it.

Your writing skills should also be top notch, because creating marketing genius in 140 characters is no easy task. It’s a good idea to include, with your résumé, a writing sample geared towards social media sites. This can include sample Facebook posts and Tweets, as well as replies to followers. Many people find it more difficult to write shorter snippets than blogs or articles, so show off your best stuff.

Highlight Your Many Skills 

Being a social media manager requires multitasking, writing, communication, marketing and even photo and video editing skills. That’s like five jobs rolled into one, so you need to stay on top of the latest technology, too. Make sure your résumé, experience and cover letter address each of these requirements separately. This is one profession where a varied work history can actually serve in your favor, such as if you were a marketing assistant who moved into a paid blogging role.

Getting paid to manage social media is no easy task, but it’s one of the most desirable jobs of the moment. From the cost of SEO to knowing what makes content go viral, you need to understand the nuances of technology and how it integrates with social media. It’ll be fairly difficult to land a great social media management job out of the gate, so start as an intern or an assistant. It’s much easier to grow into these roles than to hope for a lucky shot.

Apply the Smart Way

You might find a few postings on Craigslist or another job board, but approach the companies from the right angle. Create a professional social media presence on all platforms and update them regularly. Make sure your personal profiles are hidden and unsearchable. If you approach a company from social media, you’ve already caught their interest because your competition is following the “rules” and emailing them their resume.

Of course, this means your resume needs to be appropriately reflected on all social media platforms. Include videos introducing yourself; putting a professional face with an applicant can get you moved to the top of the pile. More HR recruiters are perusing Google to find out more about their candidates, and this is especially true for anyone applying for a SM position. Get on the right playing field from the start to instantly up your odds.

 

10 Ways To Drive Sales Through Social Media

 

Full engagement in social media can be one of the best tools sales professionals can use to gain sales intelligence, connect with and qualify new leads and prospects, drive sales, and close deals.
Based on our years of inside sales experience, we know there are many ways to abuse social media. The last thing you want is to be guilty of spamming or misusing social media. Used properly, it can greatly increase sales results, which as we all know has a direct positive influence on revenues and the bottom line.
In order to enhance your social network presence, here are 10 social media essentials to help you navigate the various activities and resources available.
1. Grab your name on all social media sites–LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, Klout and others. Social media is steadily getting away from handles. You’ll want to try and make sure you have your social media link name the way you want for each of the social outlets you use. Don’t use obscure names, either. Use your own name or your initials with your link. You want people to know who you are.
2. Start your personal brand by targeting a niche. Sales professionals need to build confidence and credibility with their audience. To do so, they can use social media in their area of expertise–their niche. To help build confidence, I often recommend sales professionals follow the advice given in Jim Collins’ book, Good to Great, to decide three things:
• What do you love to do?
• What are you the best at doing?
• What can you make money at?
Start with the keywords your marketing department is using and then refine from there. Go to Google Insights and type in a few keywords that align with your marketing focus and see what direction each keyword or phrase is trending. For example, the keywords ‘inside sales’ is trending up while ‘field sales’ is trending down. If you jump on the keywords within your niche that are trending up, you can find greater success as you write content for use with your social media outreach.
3. Find your audiences’ keywords. You can use the Google Keyword Tool to find out how many people are searching on your keywords per month both globally and locally. All you have to do is type in a few keywords. Once you do so, you see two things – traffic and competition. The best combination, of course, is to focus on keywords with the highest traffic and low or even medium competition. You want to use keywords that enable you to tap into existing traffic, not where you have to start traffic from scratch.
4. Clarify your core social media strategy. This means you need to know what you want to accomplish with social media. In sales, it’s all about attracting, cultivating and qualifying contacts and relationships. Start by spending 10-20 minutes per day expanding your contacts with people you really want to get to know. Nurture the relationships with those that you already know. Don’t engage in social media for the sake of gathering large numbers of followers or connections, focus on the types of followers that meet your sales purposes. Find and connect with people just like your best customers by finding the size and industry of your best business customers, or the gender, age, and income of your best consumer customers.
5. Follow the Golden Rule. Do unto others, as you would have them do to you. In other words, mention people in your blog. Retweet them. Comment on their blog postings. A comment is worth 800 to 1000 views on an article. “Like” them. “Share” their content. Take time to write recommendations in LinkedIn without being asked. If you want to meet someone, go hang out where they do (such as in LinkedIn Groups). Learn about them. Watch and read what they write about. Comment thoughtfully on their writing. Be sincere. If all you do is try to sell them, they will read right through you.
6. Leverage your reach with technology. There are a few web applications that can help you expand your social reach. A couple of good ones include Buffer and HootSuite. Buffer lets you capture content and pre-schedule it to send on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. HootSuite lets you preschedule tweets.
Be careful, though. Don’t tweet or send mindless junk or spam. Twitter is ok to send lots of content. Facebook is more personal and people oriented, LinkedIn is more professional and business oriented. Only send out content that you find very valuable. If it’s important to you, it may be important to your followers and connections.
7. Use the ‘core’ Content model to scale your influence and increase leads. Take the time to carefully write a single article about something of value within your niche. Your blog is a great place to start. Then publish your core concept or a summary of your blog on LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Facebook, iTunes, YouTube, Slideshare, or Brainshark with backlinks to the full article on your blog. Ask your followers to share and comment on your blog article. Content then provides incredible influence and cross-pollinates with your followers in many different areas.
Most people like the content they consume to be in smaller chunks. You can break up larger articles into smaller posts or sections to provide value to your readers for days or even weeks. You can also combine or create your content in the form of white papers, eBooks or books and offer them as valuable incentives to readers in exchange for a connection to them.
8. Always respond when people respond to you. Anytime someone responds, comments or wants to connect with you, thoughtfully respond in return. This allows you to engage with and build upon your contacts or potential contacts. It also leaves the ball in their court in order to keep the dialogue open and going.
9. Keep track of your results. There is some excellent technology under development at our business, as well as others, that will provide tools to test response rates, appointment setting and even close rates based on interactions via different kinds of contact methods including social media. Until that’s available, one of the most effective ways to track these interactions is to simply keep notes in your CRM or even a spreadsheet. Keep track of your outreaches and your responses; keep track of your appointment setting and your close rates resulting from your social media interactions. Doing so will allow you to make adjustments, eliminate processes that aren’t working, evaluate your content and generally improve your overall contact ratios. You are basically measuring what works.
10. Take 20-30 minutes each week to learn new social media techniques. Social media moves too fast for you to stand still. What you know today may become obsolete tomorrow. Keep learning and keep experimenting. A quick method to find new ways to use social media is to simply Google, “The Top 10 things to do in LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or __________ (something else of your choice).” You’ll be amazed at what you can learn. The point is, keep learning.
Of course, once you are up and running on various Social Media sites, the very next tool you need is an automated contact tracking tool that records not only what calls and emails have been sent, to whom and when, but also logs your contact activities through Social Media.

The Secret

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How to Increase the Number of Likes in Facebook Posts

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How to Increase the Number of Likes in Facebook Posts

Below, I identify 8 ways to increase the number of “likes” a post receives:

1. Focus. Stay up to date. I’m talking about messages that relate to holidays (Christmas), festivals, gigs, world issues, relevant events, anything related with current affairs. Perhaps they won’t be directly related to the product’s or company’s essence but they will be perceived as something more personal and, hence, better accepted (more so, even, than promotions.)

2. Express yourself through photos. Every picture tells a story. A photograph communicates something personal in a fast, easy way. You also have to make an effort to match a suitable text to the picture. Images from your company’s product catalogue generate greater engagement than other types of content.

3. Share what we love. Sharing success stories and also failures, achievements, prizes, apologies or thanks make you more human, accessible and familiar to your community. Many will also identify with the brand. When they “like” a post, they’re telling their network of friends why they identify with the brand.

4. Branding. Don’t hesitate to promote the brand and its products. When your customer visits your Facebook page, they should leave with a good impression of your brand and products/services. The public will visit the walls of the brands they’re interested in.

5. Humour rocks. Laugh and everyone will laugh with you. We all enjoy a laugh. Make your posts fun as funny posts get many “likes” and will be shared a lot. For instance, funny pictures. Being funny is an art.

 

Urgent shout from Cairo

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good evening everybody !
we ‘re sorry to announce that our official facebook page was hacked friday morning so take care while reading any new content / update from our page
https://www.facebook.com/EgyptianSteelArabic

and if you want to help us : you can visit our page ! and from the button behind “message” and click “you know the owner”
when a sign pups up write down my name “Amr Abdel-Aziz”
“we ‘ll never be something without our dear fans,we really need your help “
thanks more !

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anyone can help us contact @ : amr.emad@iicsteel.com