Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies
By Brooks Briz, David Rose
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: March 2015
Pages: 384

Learn to:

  • Stand out in a crowded field
  • Navigate different platform cultures
  • Write a winning résumé
  • Create a social media position in any company

Get access to free online resources, including video, articles, sample résumés, and more

Your no-nonsense guide to getting—and keeping—a job in social media

Looking to snag a job in social media? Look no further. Inside this practical guide, you'll find expert and easy-to-follow guidance on where you should look for a job, how to research companies to target, and best times and best ways to use the Big Five platforms. Plus, you'll get résumé writing tips, sample résumés, access to online content, and more.

  • See yourself in social media — whether you're a copywriter or graphic designer, work in IT, or yearn to be a social media strategist, see what skills and experience you need
  • Get schooled — determine whether a certification program is worthwhile, define your USP, and automate wisely
  • Find your fit — get the scoop on working as a social media consultant or in-house specialist, helping create a start-up, and forging your own social media company
  • Social media for the win — network to your full advantage, ace any kind of interview, and create a detailed three-year career plan

Open the book and find:

  • Role titles and responsibilities
  • Where to continue your social media education
  • Sites, methods, and conferences for keeping current in social media
  • Tips on developing more valuable social media skills
  • How to negotiate your best offer
  • Common social media job mistakes—and how to avoid them
  • How to stand head and shoulders above the crowd—before the interview and after
  • Top ten social media resources you can't be without
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