Here are my top four reasons social media is important for field hands.
- Provides you with up to date information, keeps you informed on new technologies, equipment, materials and companies in your industry.
- Collaboration with others. If you have a question throw it out on social media and see what responses you get. Likewise, share your experience with others. Let them learn from YOU. This is a great way to create relationships.
- It gets your name out there! You have no idea how important this is for you and your future. Social media is your new resume, so build it up and make yourself viable. It’s important to act responsibly on social media as well! With all the good social media can provide, all it takes is one bad comment or remark to tarnish your name.
- It provides you with a different kind of growth that the workplace environment can’t provide. Different techniques and ideas from around the world, competing or similar companies. Who wouldn’t want to know what others in your industry are doing!
I know it's hard to find time, but I want you to be on top of your game! Don’t get left behind. I hate to see workers who are out there everyday, giving a hundred percent for the company, leaving no time for personal growth, and watching them get further and further behind. Do yourself a favor and start connecting now. Create a Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook account and get started today. If you’re just getting started, click the links below and connect with me. It's never too late to start!