The social media job market is at its boom this 2012. If you believe that you have the qualifications of an expert social media manager, you should definitely apply for this position. However, are you at a loss as to where to find these in-demand jobs?
It’s no social media secret that the best way to look for these types of positions is in online job sites. Yet, competition is very tough in online job sites that it will definitely be hard to qualify for a high-paying position if you do not have a lot of credentials, experience, and work portfolio under your name. Good thing there are a lot of other job resources where you can look for social media jobs.
Here are just a few resources for social media jobs:
- Social media sites – where else can you find a plethora of social media jobs than in social media sites? Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn can be great social media job sources. With Twitter, you can follow companies who advertise social media positions. Job search can also be as simple as entering the right keywords in the Twitter search box. For Facebook, join online groups that relate to social media experts. The best way to establish a connection for possible social media job openings is thru LinkedIn, where social media professionals and clients converge.
- Social media specialist associations/communities – if you’re not a part of any social media specialist online community, you’re missing out on a lot of job opportunities. These communities post any available social media opening on their job boards. Not only this, they also provide excellent peer support for other aspiring social media specialists.
- Internships and volunteer work – by becoming an intern and doing volunteer work as a social media assistant, you not only open up learning opportunities, but you can also include this experience as part of your social media portfolio. Of course, it only stands to reason that you may eventually be recommended for a full time social media position should there be an opening.