Building an image online can be very useful for freelance court reporters – allowing them to effectively showcase their brand and talents in an industry that is often overlooked. Although paid advertising is an option, reporters can become recognized by maintaining an active digital presence.
Here are a few tips that can help:
Create Professional Accounts:
Apart from having social media accounts like Facebook or Instagram, focus on professional online platforms that promote networking and increase the likelihood of being recognized by your peers. LinkedIn is a great source to utilise just by adding all of your professional credentials. In addition, there may be an opportunity for you to join an association dedicated to court reporters, which is another great way to ensure you are listed in additional networking profiles highlighting your skillset.
Engage with the right companies:
Always keep an eye on the social media presence of those within your industry; engaging with their content in a professional manner contributes to a positive image. There is a clear differentiation between following companies of interest and engaging with their content. In addition, demonstrating your knowledge regarding court reporting will also make an impact and most importantly open the door to conversations and opportunities.
Like, Share, Tweet, and Comment:
After gaining space as a frequent visitor, be sure to share your achievements in the field. Whether it was receiving a certification or completing an important assignment, let others know how experienced you are in the field of court reporting. Eventually, others will be encouraged to do the same.
Avoid Unparliamentary Posts:
Keeping in mind that almost nothing on the web is secret, avoid inappropriate posts in all shapes and form. It could do serious damage to your image. Often, it is easy to derive from the nature of one’s posts, the content of their character.
Remember that online platforms are an easy tool to either shape your image or tarnish it. Be vigilant and maintain professional integrity which will inevitably open doors to opportunities.
To book a court reporter for a meeting or a mediation, or even to discuss a court reporting position with On The Record, call one of our locations today, conveniently located in Whitby and Barrie. We look forward to discussing your court reporting or mediation needs.