This exciting career manual explores the fundamentals of the social media manager’s profession and its endless possibilities. The explosion of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn has created a need for highly skilled practitioners—experts who not only are fluent in social media platforms but know how to use them strategically. Starting Your Career as a Social Media Manager is a must-have for anyone considering launching a career in this growing field, offering useful advice making yourself marketable to potential employers using social media tools, advancing your career, and identifying the “best fit” social media employers and positions for you. Social media specialists are employed by companies as diverse as boutique shops, government agencies, and large corporations, so it can be a challenge to find your niche and land the job you want.
This practical guide also offers tips for establishing an online presence, interviewing, and understanding different roles and responsibilities in the field. Additional topics include:
Making the choice to pursue a career in social media
Enhancing your skill set
Deciding on an area of specialization
Developing your personal brand
Making good job choices
Knowing what to expect when you get hired
Maintaining intellectual curiosity
Keeping an eye out for the next big thing
Identifying “the next step”
Few paths offer more possibilities, freedom, and growth potential than a career in social media. If you like the sound of that, follow this guide!