QUIT Social Media or Learn to Stand Out? – Young Guns 2, Ep 12

Is it important to maintain social media accounts as a creative professional? Why is it so overwhelming scrolling through Instagram? How do I use Instagram to get hired? How do I use social media in a positive way? Chris Do answers these questions and more on this episode of Young Guns season 2.

This is the twelveth episode of Young Guns Season 2, a coaching call with this seasons designers. In this episode, Chris answers the most burning questions from the group as it comes to social media. Chris shares his knowledge on how to use the platforms and help them arrive at the answer they need.

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00:00 – Are you using social media as a creative professional?
00:44 – Megan – I’m overwhelmed by social media, what should I do?
04:00 – Don’t compare yourself to other peoples highlight reel.
05:06 – Is it critical for you as a creative professional to have Instagram?
06:16 – Who am I making content for, community or clients?
07:58 – Your social media is a form of public journalling.
08:47 – What should we post? Example – Gemma O’brien
10:05 – Reverse engineer what works for other people on social media.
11:23 – Anastasia – How do I use social media to get hired?
13:28 – Be personal, specific, and build a connection.
15:43 – The Socratic Process.
17:06 – Who will actually hire you?
18:56 – Consider the other person, why would they reply?
19:18 – Old fashioned mail really cuts through the clutter.
20:41 – Stand out from the crowd by being thoughtful.
23:51 – Make an effort, that’s what people care about.
25:11 – Recap

Follow these designers’ journey on Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/anastasiavlasenko_/
https://www.instagram.com/annieyangdesigns/
https://www.instagram.com/maitreyee.k/
https://www.instagram.com/mindfulpursuits/
https://www.instagram.com/monikapern/
https://www.instagram.com/ria.hardcastle/
https://www.instagram.com/tos.adeniyi/

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