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Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies by Brooks Briz, David Rose

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Chapter 4

Roles in Social Media Revealed

In This Chapter

arrow Knowing what skills you need

arrow Assessing what your skill level is

arrow Understanding what types of positions are available

arrow Knowing which type of job is best for you

If you want a job in social media, then you need to understand the job landscape. Maybe you have a few skills that are relevant but don’t know how to apply these skills to the available positions. Or maybe you see opportunities but don't know what skills these jobs require.

This chapter discusses the opportunities that are currently available, what types of skills you need for success, and how to find the jobs that are best matched to your skills.

Honing Your Skills

First you have to figure out what your strongest skills are. Then focus on them. If you're not sure where you stand, read the descriptions for your ideal positions. By focusing on specific job descriptions, you'll know what type of experience you need and how skilled you have to be to get that job.

  • Write out your “perfect work day.” This is the best activity for establishing what you enjoy and ...

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