Interesting article in The New York Times about how being social media literate and active is becoming increasingly critical for executives these days. The article was succinctly summed up in the following paragraphs.
“For midcareer executives, particularly in the media and related industries, knowing how to use Twitter, update your timeline on Facebook, pin on Pinterest, check in on Foursquare and upload images on Instagram are among the digital skills that some employers expect people to have to land a job or to flourish in a current role”.
“They are essential skills that are needed to operate in the world and in the workplace,” Pamela Tate, president and chief executive of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, told the newspaper. “And people will either need to learn through formal training or through their networks or they will feel increasingly left out.”