We’ve written extensively about how to break into the social media industry, but it can be a bit overwhelming to discover just how many options there are.
So where do you start?
First of all, know that this is a growing industry. LinkedIn’s most recent report on social media jobs revealed that at least 8 in 10 marketers say their company is increasing its social media marketing budget in 2013. This isn’t a career that’s going away anytime soon, so take comfort in knowing that your hard work will pay off.
If you’re looking for a social media job, you may already have an idea of where you want to work. If not, here are some of the top companies to consider:
- LinkedIn: LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. The company has recently made a huge push into the social media industry and has even acquired several smaller companies in that space.
- LinkedIn Jobs: Linkedin’s job board is a great place to start your search. They regularly post new jobs in the social media and digital marketing spaces, so it’s worth checking frequently. LinkedIn Job Board: http://jobs.linkedin.com/
- Facebook: Facebook is one of the most popular social networks and also has an active job board. Facebook Jobs: https://www.facebook.com/careers/
- Twitter: Twitter is another popular social network and has a job board as well. Twitter Jobs: https://jobs.twitter.com/
- Snapchat: Snapchat is a relatively new social network that’s primarily used by young adults (ages 18-24). The company recently unveiled its own job board, which is worth checking out if you’re in that age range and interested in working for a startup company.
Where can I get started?
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Get out there! The best way to learn is through doing, so take some time and get involved with social media jobs in your area. If they’re not hiring, offer freelance services!