HOW TO: Maintain Your Social Media Presence after Quitting Your Job

One of the traditional problems that used to face employees back in the days was keeping the contacts they have met with, obtained as customers, managed and built relationships with during their days of service, after they have quit their job.

However, the tables have turned and the times have changed and now, the bigger question is: How do employees keep their social media contacts and presence after quitting their jobs?

Based on our experience in social media, we have a few tips and pointers for you that could answer the above question and further maintain the code of ethics you have towards your company:

Create, Simplify & Connect

1. Quality Vs. Quantity:

If you are a social media addict like me, you will develop a large follower/friend base in a short time. This will be great as long as you are working for your current company but will be confusing when you decide to quit! Look for quality followers: those who retweet your tweets, interact with you, recommend you and show real interest in what you do and who you are. After you have established that, you build strong ties with those chosen ones so they can be with you whichever account you transfer to later on.

Be Careful of What Links You Share via Social Media!

“What your husband reads online can get you beaten to death when pregnant!”

Our lives now have recently started revolving around links; those our friends share with us, those we come across on Twitter, Facebook, Mixx, Stumble Upon, Digg and so on and links that we find and share! It is safe to say that, due to social media, links play a very important role in shaping the way we think, what we believe and what we do as well!

As a result of this deduction, it is very important for us to pay attention to what we share online. We now have a responsibility towards those people we interact with online; they depend on the information we share and we must always try to validate the information, when possible, in order not to cause or promote chaos, aggression, violence and drama!

The following is an example of something that happened with me a few days ago: I was going through my Mixx shares and I came across an article entitled:

Top 10 Traits & Habits of Mixx Users!

Since I began using Mixx, the behavior of Mixx users has always been very intriguing to me and their use of Mixx has been a topic that I wanted to analyze and write about. However, I decided to wait till I knew more and thus understood more. I guess the time is now!

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