May 28, 2016

How Twitter for Students Helped Me Network More Than LinkedIn Ever Did

twitter-for-students“Sure, 140 characters might not seem like much. But, used effectively, Twitter for students can definitely pack a punch.”

When you think about using social media to expand your network and improve your career, one particular platform likely springs to mind: LinkedIn.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm a big fan of LinkedIn and all the great work it does to connect professionals. But, I've actually found great success with a completely different social media network. "What one?" you ask. Twitter.

That answer may be surprising to some, but it's true. Even with those limited characters, I've managed to use my account to meet all sorts of new people, score some great new opportunities, and earn over three times more as a freelancer than I ever did when I was employed full-time.

How? It wasn't as tough as you might initially assume. Here are four key tips that helped me use Twitter to grow my network, my career, my income, and my influence.

Read more at Inc. 

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Written by Social Assurity

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