Wholesale Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys
YouAccel | Career & Learning Network

Interview: Social Media for Career Building & Networking

UPDATE: FEB-14 – Q&A pre-release premiere now live! 🙂
PRESS release [scheduled for distribution] – updates to follow. stay tuned!
YouAccel Debuts Q&A Series on Using Social Media for Career Building & Networking

Technology and commerce are rapidly evolving, giving rise to innovative new ways for people to communicate, exchange ideas, and conduct business. The social media phenomenon has undoubtedly facilitated one of the most significant shifts in networking, witnessed throughout modern history. People from across the globe, now seamlessly connect and relay messages back and forth instantaneously through a plethora of social media apps. It’s never been easier for people sharing similar interests and aspirations to find likeminded groups to connect, socialize, and relay information.

Given the exponential rise of social media throughout the world, YouAccel set out on a mission to further explore this fascinating topic. Through an elaborate Q&A series, YouAccel interviewed hundreds of respondents from different walks of life, on their use of social media apps for the specific purpose of career building and networking. The series attracted thought leaders, innovators, CEO’s, freelancers, and entrepreneurs who offered their unique perspectives and experience. To elicit thought provoking dialog from participants, YouAccel recruited the assistance of two social media and content titans, to host the segment. Marking their third appearance on a YouAccel collaboration, the Q&A hosts included Matthew Rolnick and Renee Sylvestre-Williams. Last year, both Matthew & Renee were featured on a number of YouAccel’s Q&A segments, which have since gone viral, accumulating over 140,000 views on YouTube. They previously spoke at length on topics like entrepreneurship, content strategy, and copywriting.

For readers unfamiliar with the pair, Matthew is the VP of Sales at Yaymaker. He’s also a Forbes Council Member, and contributing writer. Somewhere between his full time job, and churning out articles for Forbes, Matthew also teaches over 80,000 students on Udemy, between two flagship courses on Entrepreneurship & Content Writing.

Boasting an equally impressive profile, Matthew’s co-host Renee has been published in countless mainstream news publications including Forbes, CBC, The Globe & Mail, TVO, The Toronto Star, & Global News. She’s an acclaimed content strategist, who runs her own communications company. Under the moniker -30- Communications, Renee services some of the most distinguished brands in North America. This includes Deloitte, American Express, CIBC, Ceridian, Investors’ Group, and MD Financial.

Together, Matthew and Renee formulated twenty questions for participants, covering a range of hot topics. This includes the benefits and pitfalls of using social networks for job search and professional networking, addressing social media addiction, trends in networking apps, and browsing habits. Equally as impressive as the line of questions, were the responses provided by participants. Kicking off the Q&A segment, was Kaitlyn Severin, a freelance writer and content creator whose notable achievements include publishing articles for VICE news. Her insights were followed by Patrick Ward, best known for his contributions to Forbes, as a contributor and council member. Patrick’s list of business achievements are seemingly endless. His current roles include Director of Marketing at Rootstrap and Founder of NanoGlobals. Patrick is also known for this role in co-authoring “Money Matters” – an Amazon best-selling series targeted towards entrepreneurs. Other notable guests included Rabeea Wajeeha (CEO & Founder of The Blue Creative), Lauren Kinghorn (Founder of Fempreneurs Unite), James Tiong (Vice President of Operations at STEM Montessori Academy of Canada), Yuri Kaplan (Founder of Admas), Cosmas Mwirigi (Freelance Writer), Ajay Komirishetty (Service Technician at CGI), Anthony Lowe (Operations Manager at Banana Republic), John Sallie (E-Learning Developer at TenZen), and Ada Caplap (Marketing Coordinator at Talent Bureau).

The cumulative experience and insights offered by the distinguished participants, resonated throughout the roughly, two hour segment. The Q&A is a must-see and can be found on YouTube, where it premieres on Feb 15, 2021.

episode 1: Participant List:
ABOUT THE PROJECT:  Q&A ON USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR career building & networking

Thank you for accepting our invitation to collaborate with us on this exciting project.

For this assignment, we will be working with Matthew Rolnick (Forbes Council Member & Contributor) and Renee Sylvestre-Williams (Forbes Writer) on a Q&A series.

As indicated in your invitation email, the assignment involves answering a few short questions on your personal experience using social media apps for career building and networking.

This page contains the questions list and steps to upload your responses.

Step one: record.

Review the questions list found below & record your responses using any recording device.
The video should should clearly show your face. It is not required that you read the question. Only record your response. See a sample here.

Specifications for video:

  • Clear audio/video
  • Clear lighting
  • Resolution: 1280Ă—720p (Min)
  • Format: MP4
Step two: upload.

Follow the steps in this 5 minute video, to upload your responses. If your responses are multiple videos, you can bulk upload them by following the instructions here.

Important:

  • When prompted here, please name your Section as “My Responses”. Name your lecture(s), based on the question number you are answering. For example: Response 1, Response 2, etc.
  • When you have completed your upload, make sure to press the “Submit” button, as shown here.

That’s all there is to it. Once complete, our editorial team will include your responses in the Q&A series. If there are any changes needed, we will let you know within 48 hours of submission.

Feel free to contact us at any time, if you require clarification on any of the steps.

Thank you!

Question List a [for employees / job seekers]:

If you are a business owner, refer to Question List B.

Your responses can be any duration. Please try to avoid “yes/no/one-word” responses. Students want to hear your deep insights and learn. Elaborate on each point, and explain as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Can you tell us a bit about your existing role and line of work?
  2. What do you use social media apps primarily for?
  3. Have you ever used social networking sites to find career opportunities?
  4. Can social media improve a candidate’s chances of getting a job?
  5. What are the top three benefits of using social media in job search?
  6. What are some pitfalls in using social media for job hunting?
  7. What’s the best social media site to use when seeking employment or career opportunities?
  8. What percentage of employers do you think check a candidate’s social media accounts before hiring?
  9. Which social media apps do you use most often?
  10. What time during the day do you access social networking sites most frequently?
  11. How many hours a day do you typically spend on social networking apps?
  12. How often do you typically post to your social accounts?
  13. Would you consider yourself addicted to social media?
  14. What are the top 5 trends in social media?
  15. What’s the best way to grow a relevant network of followers on social media?
  16. Have you ever used Social Media groups for network building? How was your experience?
  17. Do you follow any influencers? Which social media experts or influencers do you follow?
  18. How do you stay current on all the shifts and innovations in social media?
  19. Are there any hot new social media platforms on the horizon we should be aware of?
  20. What are you most passionate about?

Question List b [for business owners / entrepreneurs]:

Your responses can be any duration. Please try to avoid “yes/no/one-word” responses. Students want to hear your deep insights and learn. Elaborate on each point, and explain as thoroughly as possible.

  1. Can you tell us a bit about your existing business and line of work?
  2. What do you use social media apps primarily for?
  3. Have you ever used social networking sites to find business opportunities?
  4. Can social media improve a business owners chances of finding clients?
  5. What are the top three benefits of using social media in client/customer acquisition?
  6. What are some pitfalls in using social media for finding business?
  7. What’s the best social media site to use when seeking customers or business opportunities?
  8. What percentage of clients do you think check a businesses social media accounts before purchasing a product or service?
  9. Which social media apps do you use most often?
  10. What time during the day do you access social networking sites most frequently?
  11. How many hours a day do you typically spend on social networking apps?
  12. How often do you typically post to your social accounts?
  13. Would you consider yourself addicted to social media?
  14. What are the top 5 trends in social media?
  15. What’s the best way to grow a relevant network of followers on social media?
  16. Have you ever used Social Media groups for network building? How was your experience?
  17. Do you follow any influencers? Which social media experts or influencers do you follow?
  18. How do you stay current on all the shifts and innovations in social media?
  19. Are there any hot new social media platforms on the horizon we should be aware of?
  20. What are you most passionate about?

 

Leave a comment