You have probably heard of Social Media Influencers, a group of online personalities turning the entrepreneurial world on its head. But a recent trend that’s popping up more and more is that of Career Influencers. We’re going to dive into what a Career Influencer is and how they can help you.
What Is A Career Influencer?
A Career Influencer is a content creator that uses their social media following to help professionals navigate an uncertain working world. These professionals offer tons of free, bite-sized advice online. They have become especially popular with early-career and young professionals seeking guidance on kick-starting their careers. Jerry Lee, CoFounder and Chief Operating Officer of Wonsulting, notes that “It’s easier now to get reliable information about pay and working conditions at potential employers. The rise of career influencers makes the job hunt easier and more productive.”
How Can A Career Influencer Help Me?
One of the keys to finding success with a Career Influencer is finding the right one. There are hundreds of these professionals who all focus on different things. From general resume and interview tips to the challenges underrepresented groups face when finding work, there is an influencer that specializes in what you’re looking for.
You can start by absorbing those free tidbits of advice they offer on social media. Many have a significant presence on LinkedIn, which is a great place to start! Many Career Influencers offer extended services if you’re looking for additional support and guidance. So, once you find one that fits your career goals, reach out and spark a discussion about how they can help you take your career to the next level.
So, How Do I Find Career Influencers?
As I mentioned above, a great place to discover Career Influencers is LinkedIn. We love to follow along with #LinkedInTopVoices in the Job Search & Career sector. Additionally, you can browse LinkedIn Top Voices in various industries, allowing you to find someone who closely aligns with your career aspirations.