If we are all honest with ourselves, we would probably admit that social media has taken over most of our lives. The social world surrounds us and influences society in many ways, if we’re not tweeting, we are telling the world our thoughts on Facebook, but rather than using these social media outlets for general chit chat we should be boosting our skills, international work experience and career success as this is more impressive. After all, impressing our friends is something we all seem to do, and what better way to impress (or evoke envy) than by including your international working title and job description on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. So, here are 5 facts that will have you noticed internationally through social media:

Reputation is Everything

How Your International Reputation Through Social Media Can Impress Friends

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Without your reputation, you have very little. So by investing some time into your LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook pages, you can ensure people know what you are all about, what you are involved in, and just what it is you offer and do.

Social media gives you the opportunity to sell yourself to millions of people across the world, so by creating an impressive portfolio of descriptions of the work you do across most social media outlets, you can rest assured your message is being passed on to the masses.

And when you couple that with your friends seeing your name plastered here, there and everywhere, it has got to give you that ‘feel good’ feeling globally.

Title Amendments

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If you do not want to put your full job title in the social media outlets due to a fear of being ridiculed, then you need to change that mind-state to really get the most out of social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Not only would titles such as ‘global head of…’, ‘international manager…’, ‘president’ or ‘mainland director’ look impressive to potential clients; it will also tell your friends just how well you have done on an international level and the success you have achieved.

Some will surely be jealous, some will be happy for you, but the most important thing is that you are ‘out there’ building up your awareness globally.

Followers

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Twitter is all about outreach: who follows you; who you follow, so naturally you would want to boost your followers so that you can reach out, on a professional level, to even more people and potential clients. To do this, you need to be pro-active with a good profile with plenty of detail in the description about the job you do or skills you have.

Friends will be able to see the profile and see just what you are up to and where you are in the world. Being a ‘head’ of anything is bound to garner interest from others on Twitter, so bear that in mind.

LinkedIn for Professionals

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LinkedIn is basically Facebook for business professionals. It is a great social-outlet for those looking to find clients and potential work, so it should go without saying that you need to make sure your profile is in check. Everything from job title to how you go about your job and the duties you have should be included.

It is all about making the reader think you are the best of the best, so spend time here and use LinkedIn as much as you use the more popular social media sites. What you may want to do is become a member of global groups; this will show people that you have an interest in global topics as a well as local ones.

Viral

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Being pro-active is the most essential way of impressing friends with your working life and making the world aware of your brand and vision. Today, with sites such as YouTube and Facebook, it is easier than ever to ‘go viral’ abroad and have a video or broadcast seen by millions of people from all over the globe.

This will give you maximum outreach and exposure, but just remember that to ‘go viral’; you will need to make an extremely impressive video which will appeal to the younger generations along with those who you are trying to attract. Once this your work hits the world and you’re an international success, your friends are sure to be your best friends forever.

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Author: Thank you to Jen and the Telegraph International jobs team who produced this article for you. Keep us informed on how social media awareness works for you!

How Your International Reputation Through Social Media Can Impress Friends