We are committed to enabling the personal and professional success of every Ares Direct team member. A major element of this is offering numerous advancement opportunities. However, growth isn’t just about promotions. We also encourage our people to get in the habits of learning and networking regularly. Here are some social media networking tactics that can fuel success:

• Share News of Your Victories: Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn when using social media. Naturally there is a balance to this, but it is valuable to leverage online platforms to build your own brand. This may be sharing some content you are an expert on or discussing a recent successful project.

• Create a Hashtag: Much like a company brand, your personal brand can benefit from recognizable symbols. Hashtags are valuable ways to achieve this. For example, you may want to include a certain hashtag in every post about your business activities.

• Connect With Influencers: Many social media platforms – especially Twitter – can be very effective for making new contacts. Try tweeting something interesting to a connector or a journalist.

• Stay Active: Staying active online is key to reaping the benefits of social media. Try creating a schedule for posting content to your preferred platforms. Also, remember that these are tools you are using for your career. So, keep your messages on topic.

These tactics will help you make the most of your social media.