Yes, I got hired through LinkedIn. #TrueStory

Hired through linkedinAs a Digital Marketing Professional it’s make you feel good when got hired through LinkedIn, a business-oriented social networking service which mainly used for professional networking. It’s a nice experience for me and wants to share with you all.

I was working fine in a nice company named as Chakra Systems and a sister company of Chakra Systems which is a Digital Marketing Company with good working environment included colleagues and boss. But due to some personal reasons I was looking for job location change and here things changes.

As a Digital Marketing professional I was trying to communicate with people over LinkedIn obviously before that I was having already an updated LinkedIn profile with well defined work profile and suitable keywords.

Due to daily activities and suitable keywords my profile was more viewable while searching in LinkedIn. On an average basis I use to get daily 8 – 12 message related to various thing included promotion as well as job opening in local location (Bangalore) and in my preferred location (Delhi NCR) too.

So I got a chance to connect with one of the best Software Company’s (located in Delhi NCR) HR Manager and HR manager shared my profile with his CEO then CEO shared a message about the job opening in his company related to my profile asked to revert if I am interested for the same. After that I replied as I was looking for location change then HR took my updated resume and scheduled the preliminary telephonic interview. After that I got an assignment from the CEO to make a digital marketing plan for given software product (which showed my skills). Later HR scheduled multiple telephonic and Skype interviews (due to location difference) with various senior people with whom I need to work with and finally the offered me a job. I accepted the offer and moved for the rest of the process.

It was a quite great experience for me to get hired through LinkedIn. If you want any help to get a job with LinkedIn just share a message so I can provide the some tips / solutions / my views on the same. Any suggestions for me are welcomed in any of area I need to improve. Looking for various comments as a support from your side.

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – Complete Social Media Image Size Guide [INFOGRAPHIC]

It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to social media or a savvy, seen-it-done-it-all veteran – when it comes to setting up a new Twitter Profile or Facebook Page, working out the heights and widths of all those images you positively need to make your channels look fantastic is a time-consuming and, unfortunately, regrettably forgettable business.

And what about those other social platforms, such as Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube? Wouldn’t it be really convenient if somebody put all this information within one, easy-to-read image?

Well, fret no more, fact fans. This super-handy infographic from those nice folks at Tent Social contains, in their own words, ridiculously exhaustive social media design information (that’s image heights and widths to you and me) for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube, all in one fact-packed blueprint. So go ahead, and enjoy. You’ve earned it.

(Source: Tent Social.)

Facebook remains top social network, Google+, YouTube battle for second

According to eMarketer, a digital marketing analysis firm, Facebook is still the number one social network by a large margin, but second and third place go to Google’s Google+ and YouTube.
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Facebook is in the lead, but the Google’s double-team of Google+ and YouTube isn’t far behind.

21 Tips of Social Media Marketing for Real Estate Agents from Wispond.com

Google+ Trumps Twitter, Earning Second Place for Total US Social Networkers

Google+, a social network which had been somewhat marginalized after a lackluster start, is proving itself in US user figures. The site had the second-highest number of account holders among both men and women, leading Twitter by approximately 10 percentage points for both genders. About one-quarter of male and female web users were on the site.

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Source : www.emarketer.com

How to Promote Your Blog Through Social Media? What Steps to Promote Blogs Online

Writing blog is not the most difficult part in blogging but getting viewers is the important part.  After writing hundreds of blog posts but attracting no viewers is mere waste of time.  The viewership of blogs determines the popularity of the same.  Social media platforms have made the job easier to get connected to people having similar thoughts.  Here are certain tips that will help you to gain new readers:Facebook
Post your blog content or the URL of the blog post in your Facebook status or can be embedded on your wall.  Or go ahead and create a fan page for your blog and continue to update the same.  If you believe that your friend is interested to read your blog posts but often forget to come back to your blog, you can directly post the URL in their wall.  When you write about any other brands, you should tag them without fail.  You should also create a “Like” button for your blog post.  Remember to tell readers to hit the button if they find the content impressive.  Further, go ahead and post the URL on their wall, discussion boards, communities etc.

Twitter
One can tweet the title and link of your blog post along with  some relevant hash tagsl  Hash tag will bring your during the searches made by other tweeters.  When you have completed tweets, it is good to do a quick search on the keyword to find out others who speak on the same theme.  Look for questions on the same subject and try to be the first person to answer and divert the traffic to your blog.  Finding out people who are interested in conversation might help you to grow the traffic.

Google+
The traditional way to start is to place the URL of your blog posts.  It supports the same functionality as Twitter to add # tags to your posts.  Look for other authors who are discussing on the same topic and mention them in the tag.  You can call their posts to be an inspirational material and quote them in the tags.  This information might attract the readers and they might actually end up in your blog to go through the information.

LinkedIn
Update the URL of the blog post in your LinkedIn account and add them in the publication tab.  Prospective readers, employers and employees will go through the link if they are interested.  Make sure to install BlogLink application tool in your account.

Online Communities
Search for online communities who are interested in your topic.  Make sure that your posts aren’t blatantly promotional and engage with the rest of the community or you may be labeled as a spammer.

Email
At this time, email is still a popular way to send information.  Try to create an e-news letter or add a self updating RSS feed (like wise stamp) to your email signature.  Alternatively,  you can offer subscriptions via email on your blog.

Triberr
Triberr was created specifically for bloggers to promote each other.  Bloggers use it by creating ‘tribes” of fellow bloggers who are writing for a similar niche audience.  The tribe members all provide Triberr with access to their Twitter account and an RSS feed URL for their blog.  The site creates a stream of formatted tweets promoting all tribe members blog posts that, upon approval by each member, are scheduled for posting to their Twitter account.  The posts are staggered no less than one hour apart.

Pinterest
Pinterest is a social sharing site that allows you to collect & share images & links in a bulletin board format.  You can collect links on visually pleasing boards that you can categorize as you like.  Pinterest only works as an image-based link sharing tool and hence use images that are posted with your blog.

The most important part of your social media marketing campaign is strategy and keep in mind that all social media users are hyper-sensitive to sales & marketing.  Try to be authentic, engage them in a one to one manner, and strive to bring value regardless of whether doing so seems to directly benefit you.  Tricks and active sales will be counter productive and if you can generate trust they they welcome you into their communities. 

Compiled by Amit Giri, Digital Marketing Manager, DART Consulting.  He can be reached at amit@dartconsultng.co.in

How to Sell Anything Using Social Media Networks

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Whether your job is to sell cars, homes, insurance, antiques, camp, or widgets, you   absolutely can use social media to your advantage. But just like hard-selling doesn’t work in person, it doesn’t work with social media. Here are five simple reminders about the best processes to use when selling through social media:

1. Build relationships first.

It’s always easier to make a sale when you build a relationship first. Use social networks such as Twitter and LinkedIn to find prospects and get to know them online before you even think about selling something. Invest your time up front in these relationships, without asking for anything in return. Show your friendship first.

2. Listen carefully.

The most valuable business asset of social media is listening. Pay attention to what your prospects are saying online. Monitor their social feeds. Engage when you feel compelled, especially when the conversation has nothing to do with what you’re selling.

3. Uncover problems and needs.

If you’re listening well enough, you’ll notice when your connections, followers and prospects say something that’s a hint that they need what you have. That’s your opportunity to engage further in a conversation that will lead to a sale.

4. Help people solve those problems.

Demonstrate your expertise and your willingness to help, using great content, great questions and great care. This is your specialty, and whatever it is you’re selling, think not of the sale but of the help you’re providing to someone whose needs you’ve uncovered online.

5. Ask for the sale.

Social media purists will tell you that it’s all about listening and conversation. And as I said, listening and engagement is super important at the early stages of the sales funnel. But in the end, it’s essential to ask for the sale, whether through an online link or a request to take the conversation to a phone call or even an in-person meeting. You won’t get the sale unless you ask for it.

Those are the 5 key steps to selling anything using social media. If you’re paying attention, you’ll note that these are also five key steps to selling anything – anywhere. Long before social media, there was relationship-selling: listening, helping sove problems, and closing. Now, there are lots of social networks and technologies and tools that may overwhelm some people. But to those people who embrace it all, it allows you to sell at greater scale and efficiency than ever before.

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Now it’s your turn. How have you used social media to find customers and begin marketing and selling? Which of these tips do you think is most important for selling through social media? How do you think selling offline is similar to and different from selling online? Let me know your thoughts in the Comments below – and please do share this article with yournetwork of salespeople and business professionals.

 

Amit Giri,
Founder,
Virtual Consulting