One of my tasks this semester was to keep an updated blog and to become twitter savvy. Both the blog and twitter were hard to maintain just because I am not used to using either of the platforms. I have never been a heavy twitter user and have never really had a blog of any sorts. I do think that it was a great way to introduce me to both platforms. As a student majoring in Public Relations, it is important that I become a well versed individual in all forms of social media. This project allowed me to do just that. Ever since the beginning of the semester I have learned to use twitter to help put myself on the map. Having a digital trace of how I interact with others on social media is something that most professionals look for when hiring someone.
The reason I didn’t use twitter much before this wasn’t that I didn’t know how but was just that I wasn’t used to doing it. I was always someone who took to Facebook and Instagram before taking to twitter. Through this assignment I have become much more comfortable with using twitter. I believe that twitter is a very useful platform that allows you to interact with other brands. Through twitter you are able to directly voice concerns you have about certain companies. What a great way to also promote your writing skills! It is definitely a challenge to get thoughts across in just 140 characters. When you are able to do that in a professional and concise manner you have created a successful post. When looking to get hired it is almost guaranteed that the employer is going to look at your social media accounts to see how you think and how you write. If you are interviewing for any kind of social media position you will most likely be running their social media accounts so these companies are obviously going to be interested in how you communicate.
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