There are 5 steps to social networking online. The Internet is a vast surface area of space where you can do the unimaginable and process a network, which can be unlimited. Everyday, new online networking Internet site seems to pop out from nowhere. It is the most popular hobby or maybe because everyone suddenly desires to connect with everyone else. Whatever the reasons, at the close of the day it is fun to be a piece of an online social networking site. There are online communities of interests like MySpace, Facebook and Friendster that can help you connect with individuals in the identical industry for business or help you find new friends to meet for chitchatting or dating. The signing up part is quite simple though once in a while you would need an invitation from somebody who is already a member there. Once you have signed up, there would be no limits. You can connect with anyone, anyplace, any time.
Things to Avoid
You can do many things at a social networking Internet site such as Facebook. You can talk about politics or sport, date online, play games, talk to people, PM people, watch videos, write blogs, etc. However, your first step should be to make or create a profile with your personal data and make it catchy enough for people to add you. There are a few things, 5 in general that you should know about when dealing with Social networking websites online, having a profile, contacting people or having them contact you
1. If you have a profile, remember it is your page and your choice. The best advice is to not jump the gun so to speak. Chances are you will receive hundreds of friend requests your first day. This doesn't mean you have to accept every single person. Use your own personal filter. If you want guys, get all guys. If you want all girls, get all girls. If you have a friend request from someone you don't feel comfortable adding, don't add them. Remember this is what's great about being online, these people can't see you. Don't be "scared" to deny friend requests!
2. Your profile is ultimately you "book cover". Since these people can't see you, it's a good idea to make your profile as close to the real you as possible. What are your likes and dislikes? What are your hobbies? Who would you like to meet?
3. The face-to-face picture: Sometimes, friendships online move to a higher level and might require a face-to-face meeting over coffee. In such a scenario, it is important that you know what you want from the meeting. This will make your life easier. Also, be sure to be smart. Don't just go and meet people right away. It's a good idea to get to know them before hand! Hey, I'm all for social network sites, but I'm also for safety. And it's better to be safe than sorry!
4. Give to get: Help is a universal word often associated with kindness. So be ready to help people if you can. If tomorrow you help someone get a job, then the chances are that the person you helped might help you back.
5. If someone gives you problems, harasses you, threatens you, sends you a virus, etc, it's a good idea to contact customer service. In most cases they won't contact you back with a personalized reply, but they will either warn the person or just delete them altogether. Just know, if you need help, help is there!
Other than the topics noted above, have fun, get to know the site, I can almost guarantee you are going to get addicted pretty darn quick, everyone does! The more time you spend on the site the more things you will find to do, more options to choose from and the more people you will meet!
“Who wants to know about the best way to lose?” one of my opinionated relatives barked over New Year’s dinner.
I tried not to roll my eyes as he passed the dish of macaroni and cheese.
“Not everyone gets hired for a job,” I said, careful to keep a steady tone. “It’s just a way of turning a negative into something more positive.”
“Like this gravy does for this tough beef?” he asked, in a not so quiet voice. I purposely avoided looking at our host, who I’m pretty sure was fuming. I decided that next time, I’d offer to sit at the kiddie table.
Okay, so my rude, big-mouthed relative had a point. It’s true-no one really wants to think about what to do if they’re turned down for a job. We only want to keep our heads high, stay confident, and fantasize about those morning Starbucks runs we’ll make after being hired.
Only thing is, that doesn’t always happen. It’s just the reality of it. Hundreds of people apply for one position, and for every one position, of course, only one person can be hired. Several top candidates may be selected and interviewed, but again, the cold reality is that only one person gets the job.
So if you’re one of those top interview candidates that the company seemed to love, but who still wasn’t hired, don’t go kicking your furniture or weeping into your sleeves. Life isn’t over-in fact, there’s a great way to turn this rejection into a fighting second chance.
Here’s what you can do: type out your own response to this rejection. Make it a simple, clean, professional response. Don’t let spite or even a shred of sarcasm creep into your letter, hinting at how they missed out on a great thing by not hiring you. Okay, so of course they did, but let’s not get dirty-remember, we’re creating a second chance here.
So here’s what you can say in your letter, words that can ultimately get you that job you want most:
a)Tell the hiring manager, or whoever you spoke with in person, how you truly appreciate the time they took to interview you, and be sure to thank them for this:
and that you took such valuable time out of your schedule to meet with me.
b)Tell this person that you hope you’ll be kept in mind for any future openings/positions that may arise:
c) Wish their company the best of luck, and mention something positive that recently happened, like a new acquisition, a rise in sales-something that benefit the company. Why? It’s a reminder of your strong interest in the company, simply because you’re aware of what’s going on.
This post-rejection letter will get your name & written voice in front of them once again, which increases your chances of being remembered even more. Believe me, this can only work in your favor. How? Just consider these possibilities:
The candidate that the company decided to hire may decline the company’s offer of employment and choose another…
After working at this company for a while, the hired candidate may decide that the position isn’t exactly what they wanted, and they may quit, with or without notice…
For whatever reason, the company may see that the hired candidate isn’t all they thought he/she would be, and will let this person go.
Either way it may work out, each possibility is a golden fighting chance for you. Your cleanly displayed professionalism in your post-rejection letter will only help to keep you in mind if this position opens up again. And you never know, that could happen even sooner than you might think.
So stay positive! The end could be the beginning!