In a world filled with technology, many of the social media networking sites are geared towards keeping in touch with people you are connected to and sharing information. List serves were probably one of the earliest forms of social media, allowing a group of individuals to connect. Then MySpace revolutionized the way people could connect online, connecting young people and allowing them to share their thoughts, photos likes and dislikes.
The rest is history, with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, and a multitude of emerging social networking sites hitting the web and sweeping the world. And social networking took a huge leap from the category of personal use to the business world.
Businesses of all shapes and sizes have capitalized on social media to help build brand loyalty, find new customers, test new ideas, and push positive messaging. Slowly, but surely governments and the businesses which support them are embracing social media too.
In fact, networking online is a great way for military friendly companies like government contractors to stay connected, get their message out to a large array of professionals and veterans, and effectively hire qualified people around the world.
Online Community in Harmony with Government Community
Government contractors are engaging in social media more actively to promote their business and meet potential qualified employees. In fact, social networking is a great place to interact with contractors, discussion and job board forums.
By joining social networks such as LinkedIn, contractors can interact with retired military and other job-seekers looking for a company specializing in government contracting work at home and abroad. These social networks help to inform, guide and inspire so that solid, accurate information can be shared giving knowledge where it’s needed.
Linking Contractors with Their Customers
LinkedIn and similar social media networks are being used to build relationships with their customers; including the federal government. Military friendly companies can be highlighted and public details of their past and current contracts can be posted giving both governments and other corporations the ease of finding contractors that can be suited their needs.
Boost Your Company’s Visibility
Used correctly, social media networks can positively boost your company’s visibility to your target audience. By emphasizing your company’s expertise with consistent phrasing, the critical role of your employees in government contracting, and directing traffic back to your website, social networks quickly become a great way to attract the right attention, right connections and probably some new business.
Taking advantage of these social media avenues is a great way to cost-effectively increase visibility and help position your company to reach many people giving you a competitive advantage from other contractors.
Tools to Stay Connected
Professional networking is on the rise. Why shouldn’t government and government contractors use the networking tools available to stay connected too? Forums for members allow professionals to have real-world conversations about company news, job fairs, events, and referrals for job opportunities.
Government contracting and military professionals seeking careers after retiring need all the advantages they can get, this can allow them to open new doors and become knowledgeable in finding a career with a military friendly company where they can use their learned talents by connecting with other veterans.
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