Can you believe it, through Facebook, you can introduce yourself with handsome career or can get your dream post or job. If still you don’t want to believe it, then go through this post to clarify your doubt.
It is true that posting office matters on Facebook may harm your career or can bring serious consequences for you to enter into Office politics. This statutory warning must been given by all professionals, which is a old thing to discuss about but here no one can imagine that something opposite can also be possible. Facebook can edge your career, if you are in connected with right people and go through proper way to make it possible.
Transforming social networking strategies for your professional profit depends on your office culture along with several other factors. Here we are giving you some tips to make good use of Facebook to improve your career by impressing colleagues, bosses and clients for landing in a better corporate position.
Note down these tips to advance your career through Facebook:
A.Your Colleague Can Be Your Friend
It is a fact that many of us avoid to add bosses, clients, colleagues in our Facebook network to maintain distance between our professional and personal life. Some do it to maintain privacy, some out of fear to show their online status in working hours etc.
To win the game, you need to be very sharp as Facebook can work like a sword, which is double edged. So post those things which can only impress your professional friends instead of screwing yourself over that same matter.
If you don’t want to display your personal photo albums, status updates, then you can go to improved friend lists section which provides in-depth privacy, recently arrived Facebook feature, so that whom you don’t want to enable your stuffs, you can hide it from them.
Moral of the story: Use Mind When Posting.
B. Balance Your Work & Life
If you are a workaholic and to impress all, posting only working stuffs does not make any sense. If your post is only about work, work and work then how you justify it with social networking norms. Though there is no rule you can’t post work related stuffs but it won’t impress your colleagues, because nobody wants to get in the office atmosphere during their, relax and entertainment schedule.
If you want to connect with them at personal level then you have to come out of working syndrome. Show them your likes and dislike as a person. How you are presenting yourself on Facebook, so that they will know you are something more than they think you or see you in everyday office atmosphere. Post some personal photos, some fun elements to show your outside life. Without your personal touch, it will harder for you to get noticed in front of your boss in Facebook.
Many of us think personal life and professional life is totally different from each other, so we have to behave in that way also. But showing two different sides of a same person won’t indicate towards inconsistent personality? If you are jovial then it will show in your office also, you can’t hide it.Your actual behavior shows your true personality and help to gain trust from others in Facebook.
Moral of the story: Be What You Are.
C. The Perfect Opportunity
Facebook is the place to bring perfect opportunity to expand your network. Your co-workers from other departments don’t know you at personal level in the office; it can only improve or develop when you add them in Facebook.
You can chat, play games, share interesting posts and explore each others’ hobbies through mutual likes and dislikes. Here to include your game plan, you can build strong relationship network with one person at least from each department of your company, so they may recommend you to their bosses at some level.
Moral of the story: Go n Grab The Right Opportunity
D. Be Up To Date
To aim high, you need to maintain your relationship with colleagues from each department. Update your status; photo uploads to keep yourself informed about what’s going on their lives before interacting with them.
By getting updates from your bosses, colleagues and clients you get advantage of knowing them, so that you can get right opportunity to respond to what they have posted to create a good impression or by simply provide some information to initiate a conversation to maintain your relationship on regular basis.
For instance if your colleague posted something regarding his/her need then you can offer your help or can suggest them some better options. It is a good way to cultivate the trust factor before spreading the seed of impression.
Moral of the story: Stay Connected
E. Display Your Expertise Level
You can display your vision, passion about your work through Facebook. So that by seeing your enthusiasm may your team leader or boss, client or a colleague recommend a good project, so that you can showcase your capabilities.
But don’t let others to think that you are trying hard only to impress them for getting work or good position.Never cross the thin line which clearly defines the actual sense of showcase and showing off.
Moral of the story: Showcase, Don’t Show Off.
If you don’t post anything in Facebook then it will show that are not interested to be part of the social world and you think yourself to be right and others as wrong. So be neutral and be open mind about the incoming comments after your post.