We have all heard that social media is the way-ahead. Great! Now What?
Do you have a presence on the various social media sites?
LinkedIn? Do you have recruiters contacting you?
Now, ask yourself... Are you contributing to the groups and with the people you desire to be around?
What about Facebook and Twitter and...
I know this all sounds like a sales pitch but it is not. It has taken many MANY years to see anything that I consider "movement" or results to my social media efforts. There are so many people just trying to be 'found' and not offer anything of value. In all of my edits, modifications, lessons, and straight failures, the one thing that stands out are MY CONTRIBUTIONS (or lack thereof).
If you are not contributing information, insights, thoughts or whatever, then you are shooting yourself in the foot. Yes, your physical presence should be that of a professional, leave all of that unprofessional behaviors to real life and OFF of the Internet. Now, think of what you are the best at or what you would like to be the best at and search, read information, and ASK questions and respond professionally and appropriately.
There are way too many people, programs, and organizations that are available for every single veteran to not be able to find "THEIR" new path. You just need to reach out, be your awesome self and network the 'professional' version of yourself to the world.
I am just sharing my lessons learned from the past 12 years. Take it for what it is and have an awesome day!
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