Social media tips for court reporters are pretty simple. Use discretion. We’re not going to tell you to avoid social media.
In fact, we encourage you to use sites like Facebook and LinkedIn, and professional blogs to showcase yourself as an expert in your field. Connect with other professionals in groups, share ideas about the industry, and engage others who may want to become court reporters.
The looming court reporter shortage makes it even more important to communicate the benefits of being in our line of work. While many businesses ban the use of social media in the workplace, we think social media can be used to positively impact the industry.
Share these (and more) benefits of court reporting:
- No four year degree required
- Earning potential in the six figures
- Flexible schedule
- Work from home
- Opportunities outside the courtroom
Nothing is better than sharing your own experience and benefits from working in this growing field via social media and blogs as long as we use discretion.
Use Social Media for Good Not Evil
As court reporters we’re privy to otherwise private information about people, places, and events. What we do with that information is up to us but if we want to keep our jobs, we likely have to keep what we learn to ourselves. Using social media to talk about clients or their clients will likely get us in trouble. Even if it doesn’t, it’s a risk we’d rather not take.
You never know who is watching social media accounts. While sites like Facebook and LinkedIn provide security and privacy, we don’t have control of whether or not what we post could someday become public. Use discretion when posting and use social media for good not evil by sticking to the positive aspects of life and career and avoiding references to clients and cases.
No matter your career, we recommend using discretion on social media. Leave the negative chatter out of the conversation and instead use it to market your business and skills. Power your career as a court reporter by connecting with others in your field to discuss trends, job opportunities, and the benefits of being a court reporter.
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