6 Snapchat accounts that will inspire you to take your career to the next level
These influencers' stories are sure to educate and motivate you to reach your career goals.
A common career development hurdle is not having the time to dedicate to it. But what if, in 10 seconds or less a day, you could be inspired to take the next step in your career?
While Snapchat may have started out as a niche photo-sharing app geared toward teens, it has since grown into an established media platform valued at over $19 billion with over 161 million daily users. And while the majority of them may be using the app to share countless selfies with fun filters, some of its most popular users are regularly sharing content that can help you get ahead in your career.
We clicked through endless Snapchat stories to find the top influencers whose content is sure to educate and motivate you to reach your career goals:
1. Mark Suster
Entrepreneur; investment partner at Upfront Ventures
One of Snapchat's biggest advocates, serial entrepreneur and social media guru Mark Suster routinely publishes Snaps about business, marketing, entrepreneurship and investing. If you want an MBA-level education in a snap, Suster’s account offers practical business advice from a self-made millionaire.
2. Women in Technology
Professional association for women in the technology industry
This account strives to have a daily impact on closing the diversity gap in tech — specifically, inspiring more women to pursue careers in tech. Its stories feature real women who have succeeded in the industry, often answering real-time crowd-sourced questions. It’s a great resource if you’re just starting out and looking to network and make connections in the industry.
3. Erica Blair
Personal branding strategist
Do you aspire to be a digital nomad and work from beautiful beaches and still make a great living? Then you need to follow Erica Blair now. She currently runs her marketing and coaching company from Thailand. Her Snap stories mix marketing strategy with breathtaking scenery sure to inspire you to try out the lifestyle — or at least the advice — for yourself.
4. DJ Khaled
Whether he’s working out, buying an extravagant amount of sneakers or playing with his adorable son Asahd, DJ Khaled is raising our spirits. We’re not sure if it’s getting a peek into his lifestyle that’s inspirational, or if it's the constant chorus of “we the best,” but something about his account makes us want to get up and do better.
5. Shawn Thomas
Sharing images of all the wealth you’ve attained can be inspirational, but doesn’t really help you get there on your own. Shawn Thomas recognized that issue and decided to do something about it. The self-made millionaire provides “virtual mentorship” to his followers by sharing what he knows about entrepreneurship to help them in their own endeavors.
6. Chris Kubbernus
Marketer and entrepreneur; founder of Kubb&Co.
Chris Kubbernus — AKA “Kubby” — shares insights from his 20 years as a digital marketer on his Snapchat stories. Whereas other marketers may keep their advice vague, Kubby is known for sharing practical, actionable advice, such as “How to Get 1 Million Video Views.” He shares the same strategies he used to build his business and others, so you know it’s reliable.
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