Posted on May 12, 2016
Cpl Security Investigator And Trainer
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The only Social Media Platform I am involved with is RallyPoint. I do not have a facebook nor any other social media platform, am I missing out?
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MAJ Raul Rovira
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Social media story. Years ago while I was working in Egypt I connected with a gentleman from Anchorage through LinkedIn. While on leave in Alaska (where my family was at) I had coffee with him. Great conversations. About a year later I joined Toastmasters thanks to him, in his club. Toastmasters led me to a job lead which I did not get, but it helped me get the job I have today. It all started with a LinkedIn request.
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Networking is a great benefit. Is LinkedIn the best site for that type of professional networking?
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MAJ Raul Rovira
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Cpl Frank Wadsworth, great question. From all of the career coaches I've been in contact, transition center, and career writers that I've research since OCT 2014, LinkedIn is a must. How you use it is up to you. Profile, connecting, articles, updates and so on.

Depending on what type of career you are looking for, look at the other social media platforms to promote your personal brand. There are more social media sites available than any one person can manage.

Employers will search them all if you have an account. Even the ones that you use for personal use.
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MAJ Raul Rovira
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Since I am on a #LinkedIn thread, here is a good article on LinkedIn "18 Tips to Create Your Perfect LinkedIn Profile (Infographic)" https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/271919?utm_campaign=SocialSwap&utm_source=EliteDaily&utm_medium=FB
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CPT Jack Durish
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I began a social media campaign a few years ago to drive traffic to my website which I maintained as a storefront to sell my books. It sort of worked. At one time thousands of Internet surfers reached my website every day, most driven by links they found in FaceBook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, and other social media. Sadly, it didn't sell books, not to the degree to which I aspired. I documented my successes and failures on my weblog. You may find it instructive if you're interested...
http://www.jackdurish.com/jacks-blog/category/blogging
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SFC Zach K.
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I was so anti-social media that I needed a friend to explain that I was now on one. I can only speak for myself, but I think the benefits from this particular forum are outstanding, and possibly dangerous to a degree. I work for an organization that prides themselves in anticipating the next threat and developing solutions. I think its great to have a forum in which I can pool generations of warfighters. The military's rank and file structure can limit the voices of junior warfighters. This forum allows equal say without fear of retribution or humiliation, at least for the most part. I enjoy being able to leverage thousands of minds at the tap of a key.. The possible pitfall could be OPSEC. Social Media Exploitation Cells are a pretty powerful tool, and if we use it...so can they!
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SFC Zach K. I agree RallyPoint is excellent for all of those things you have mentioned above. I often reference this platform for things in my professional life.
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SFC Zach K.
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Cpl Frank Wadsworth, I don't think you are missing out on the Book of Face or other like forums. Yes, there are some benefits, but some people take this too an extreme. I don't see the need wasting time tell my million "followers" (I would likely have more than a million) about my every waking second. Who in the hell has thousands of "Friends." Friends are people who are willing to show up at your door with a shovel anytime...fully prepared to burry a body and never ask any questions. I have a lot of acquaintances, but only a handful of people I am willing to dig with. They are not the type of people who care about what breakfast looked like, how my dogs haircut turned out (badass), or the 47 selfies I managed to take while waiting in line at the DMV. Less tether and more life for this guy.
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SFC Zach K.
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Cpl (Join to see) - Agree. I equate Social Media to sweets and junk food. Fine in moderation, but it can quickly kill you if you overdo it.
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