Social Media Breakfast Toledo
Last week I had the honor of being a panelist for Social Media Breakfast Toledo’s event: How to get a Job Using Social Media.
I was really impressed with the meeting of the minds that took place at Thread Information Design. Special thanks to the founders of Social Media Breakfast Toledo: Patrick Giammarco, Kevin Cesarz, and Mike Driehorst.
The event was focused around using social media for your job search. I was there on behalf of Career Bull, but I was a bit uneasy to try and give relevant advice for a room full of about 40 people with different backgrounds, industries, goals etc.
Luckily there were some really smart people on the panel and in the audience, which made for a great discussion.
The last thing I wanted to say at the panel (besides giving Issue 1 a shout out) is that every industry, company and person is different. There’s rarely a one sized fit all approach, so I apologize if the panel was too broad to truly help someone who was there because they “needed to find a job”.
Right now there is a spectrum of companies who are either more conservative or more “social” with their business practices. Although I love Twitter, I’m afraid to preach the benefits to people who may not get much from the tool.
However, if you are involved in any of the following Big 4 industries, I consider Twitter a must have.
- Sales/Customer Service
- Technical people of all sorts
- ANY Artist/Creative
As for Bankers, Accountants, Administrators and Health Care Professionals… the jury may still be out.
Seth Godin once said, “If there is already a case study in your industry, you are too late”
What do you guys think? Is it more appropriate for some industries to plug into social than others?