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

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Chapter 17

Getting Ahead

In This Chapter

arrow Making a plan for advancement

arrow Breaking it to the boss

arrow Uncovering freelance opportunities

Some people want to blame their lack of job opportunity on the economy, on their boss, on the company that they work for — virtually any other factor they can think of. Some people let their employer dictate their path. Not you. You’re controlling your destiny.

You know that getting ahead is on you.

Following the Steps

The best steps for getting ahead in your social media career:

  1. Figure out what you want.

    When you’re figuring out what you want, list specific accomplishments that you have to make in order — even if you don’t know how to accomplish what you're going after.

    Chapter 4 talks about social media roles and responsibilities, and Part III gives you some ideas of different potential goals as well.

  2. Tell the right people.

    Let the key decision makers in your organization know your intentions. More responsibility comes directly from your efforts and your superiors.

    remember Focus on how you’ll benefit the company. Your career advancement is ...

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