To be completely honest, I have never done blogging before this class. I always felt as though it was kind of just a way to gossip for yourself, and hope others care to read. I always viewed it as more of a girly thing, but I was wrong after going through this process. I found that it was a very useful tool, not only for this class, but it made me a better writer as a whole. It challenged me to continually post multiple paragraphs about these assignments, so I did appreciate that aspect of it.
As of now, I do plan to keep my blog active, I do not know how much exactly I will be using it, but I certainly do not want to delete it. I think it’s nice to have for your resume and show off to possible employers that you have done something like this, with a nice, neat area where all your work is stored. I believe that some employers will like the fact you have this as yet another tool to add to the company.
Like I said, I really did like having a blog. I don’t think I’ll ever use it just to write about my life or gossip, but for a more professional setting to show off to employers. I am certainly glad I got this opportunity to try it out!
NUR KARLICA ROY. 2012, January 4. WordPress – How to use the blog. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAozOaxXYx4
Hootsuite is hands down one of the most useful social media apps out there! It is an easy way to schedule tweets for yourself that you want to make sure get out, but you certainly do not want to forget. It is nice because you can schedule them months in advanced, and never have to worry about it again. This can be useful for companies that know they are launching a new product and want to get all these tweets out but do not want to worry about it while the product actually comes out. If you feel like spending money, you can pay for the pro version so you can connect all of your social media pages to be able to do this!
As for myself, I have been using Hootsuite for quite some time for my fraternity page that I run. It is nice to have tweets already made that I know we want to send out later in the semester. As an example, we always send out a tweet to sororities on their founder’s day to congratulate them, and I always type all of those up before the semester even starts so I don’t have to worry about it later. This is a very useful tool that many people should learn to utilize, it can help you in your professional career.
Here is my screenshot form my Hootsuite page, showing my scheduled tweets as well as the other pages I have running.
Dottotech. 2014, January 17. Hootsuite Tutorial: How to Optimize Your Social Media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtDe5lkKP5E
BrandYourself.com is a very useful tool for professionals to try and up their image on the web. It is a site that offers you the ability to help your search results when your name is searched for online. It is very useful since it offers free tools that help you make sure when your name is searched, posts about YOU actually come up, not someone that shares the same name. Everyone knows how annoying it can be that an employer may do a Google search on you, and judge you off of results that aren’t true to you.
I was surprised to see that my search results gave me a D-. When i took the time to actually look at the results though, I saw that there are some pretty crappy Logan Hess’ out there. The more I thought about it, the more I thought about how much this could effect my professional career. As I continue through my college career, a career continues to get closer and closer, and I want to give myself the best possible chance of landing a dream job. This is important because a lot of business’ now do online searches for possible employees.
I went through every step I could on the site to possibly boost my online score. I wanted to make sure it knew the right results for which were mine, which sites were mine, and which pictures were mine. I never realized how easy this could be and how useful this website is! I certainly encourage any young professional to go through and take these easy step to help better their professional career!
Amanda Evans. 2013, April 30. Branding Yourself – In 5 Easy Steps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQJfC6UBtk8