Social Media Career Tips from Gary Vaynerchuk

After reading and viewing this weeks web articles and videos they have both broadened my understanding of social media. Personally I enjoyed all of the readings and videos and it was hard to narrow it down to what side I favored. I really enjoyed hearing what Gary Vaynerchuk had to say about social media and how he has used it for his own success. I really enjoyed the advice Gary offered to young college students. Gary said our generation has a difficult time listening to details from our professors and elders while also trying to focus on the principles of these concepts being taught to us. I agree with what Gary said because he also argues that we are the most digitally enhanced generation up to date. This enables our generation to have more access to information resulting in more knowledgeable college students. For example my generation has access to the internet through mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Having these devices gives us the ability to have this information accessible anytime and practically anywhere. I also firmly agree with Gary in that we need to pursue a career or profession that makes us happy regardless of what it pays. This is not the first time I have heard this statement. My parents constantly remind me that I need to have a career that makes me happy. It is not worth working a 9-5 job with great pay but at the end of the day leaves you stressed out and miserable. Money will not make you happy. In a general sense we think it is the answer to many things but it simply is not. Money can also get you into trouble and may cause relationship problems with friends and family. It is crucial to keep in mind that happiness is a key factor while being employed. The final point Gary made in this video I feel was the most important. He described what he looks for in a potential employee. Gary also highlighted the importance of the image we hold on our social media accounts. Many businesses and companies today will look into what social media accounts we have and what we post. Potential employers then determine if we are worthy of the job based on what we post. Our posts can either harm or benefit our face and how we represent the company we work for. However, Gary looks past “dumb” and “immature” posts and looks for the creativity we posses. He wants to see if we are active users on various social media sites which can impact the tools necessary for a social media profession.

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