So, you spend all your free time on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter? Wondering how you can parlay that into an actual paid position? The good news: It is possible. Read on to find out if you’ve got what it takes to make it as a social media manager.
There is a slight difference between obsessively updating your Pinterest board with the world’s most mind-blowing cup ramen recipes and maintaining a company’s social media profile. However, you may find that your experience and understanding of social media (especially if you follow big companies and understand how they use their social media accounts), gives you an advantage when applying for social media professional positions.
Spending time on social networks makes up a significant part of this job description, but there’s more to it than that (things like tirelessly proofreading every post and poring over analytics to plan your next big campaign, to name a few). If you’d like to learn more about what it’s like to work as a social media manager, check out the following links.
- Everything You Need to Know about Working as a Social Media Manager
- 12 Essential Resources for Wannabe Social Media Managers
- “A Day in the Life” Interviews with Account Managers Jill Mailander and Reed Pankratz
- How to Get a Job as a Social Media Manager Part 1 with Agency Director Ben Castelli and Part 2 with Group Practice Director Matt LeBeau
- Résumé and Cover Letter Teardown of “Sasha May Dea,” a social media job applicant
Don’t forget to check out all our other social media-related content on the AfterCollege Blog.
P.S. Interested in applying for social media jobs and internships? Find ‘em on AfterCollege.