Add social media to your back-to-school plans

Article about mastering social media skills from www.backtolearn.com

If you’re thinking of going back to college as an adult, you’ve already got an advantage over many of the students in your class. However, the job market is pretty tough, and you’ll need to leverage every advantage you can in order to set yourself apart from the competition. That’s where a solid social media presence, like a LinkedIn profile, can help.

Keep it professional Maybe you’ve already been using Facebook for a few years. LinkedIn can’t be that different, right? Wrong. LinkedIn is a professional networking site, so make sure whatever you post is relevant to your academic and career objectives. This means no pictures of your pets, significant other or images from your best friend’s wedding. Save those for Facebook.

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