Social Media Over 40
If you are over 40 and still working for a living... You will slowly come to realize that what is going on in YOUR workplace... Is happening to MOST of us Generation X'ers & Baby Boomers as well...
Its all about that little voice whispering that time have run along and the world you knew is changing ... Maybe too fast... And even if you don't want to admit it.. Well, by now you've become a little obsolescent ( In terms of learning new skills )
We were taught to keep a perfect attendance at work, Show up even when you have a cold, work from 8-5, don't dare say "NO" to overtime and shut up when the boss is having a bad day and screaming at you for a petty mistake...
Just hold on, count to ten, take a deep breath and one day your loyalty, respect and experience will pay off getting you a nice office with a view, plus a good bump to your salary.
Well... What really happened was that once that supervisor opportunity appeared, this young guy, straight from college appeared out of the blue and made himself comfortable in your dream office... And by the way, he's now asking you to "please" make him some coffee... ( Hold the sugar, he only uses Nutrasweet )
He's babbling with Top Brass about Social Media, Social Selling, Linkedlin, beBee and Google Adwords... While you are standing there, still in shock, but aware that the BIG BOSS wants YOU to show this kid the ropes about the business... Yes... Congrats !!! You have been chosen to train YOUR new supervisor !!!!
Been there, done that... And that is why im sitting here writing to YOU...
While Social Media is not the Holy Grail that will get you again on your feet and closer to your dream office ... It is a tool that must be understood and once put into action can indeed open many doors and lead to many handshakes... But most of all, it is an opportunity to re-invent yourself, create a personal brand, have a social voice and connect with others with your same motivations.
In the following weeks ill be sharing interviews and articles under the title " Social Media Over 40 " with some basics of Social Media like why you need a Personal Brand, how Linkedlin, Facebook, Twitter and beBee can help you in a professional level and what is Social Selling and how to take advantage of it.
Yes, the corporate world changed too fast, but skills can be learned while experience takes a lot longer to build... Just keep your mind open to new ideas and lets learn some new tricks of the trade !!!
Beware..Knowledge Is Coming !!!
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