How do you land an entry-level social media manager role?
The strategy outlined below will minimize your job search time. This article will provide the best results if you will either be searching for such a role soon or hoping to accelerate the pace of your job search process. As a note, if you would like a more tailored strategy for the social media manager role, we will provide relevant reading at the end of this article.
If you generate likes and comments on your social media posts, you may be a perfect fit for an entry level social media manager role. With tens of millions of people using these platforms on a daily basis, what does it take to stand out? These three steps will get you right to the top of the pile of resumes.
Knowing how competitive this role can be, we recommend making a list of 35 companies that are currently hiring for social media manager roles. As a helpful hint, you can usually expand your search beyond your local area and find tons of remote positions throughout the country; these will let you work remotely.
You should create a system to rank these companies based on how much value you think you could add for them. In other words, rank them in order of how great their social media presence already is.
Before you go ahead and reach out to these companies, you want to come prepared with something that will impress them. In order to do this, create a two-page report that showcases how great you are at social media. We recommend each platform you are active on to take somewhere between 50-100% of a page.
You want to paste in images of your posts that have generated a significant number of likes and/or comments. This will prove to these companies that you have the skills to truly make a difference.
For the 1-2 companies you are extremely excited about, you can add in an additional step. You can create posts that promote their brand off of your personal page. If you are able to generate a large amount of likes and comments on those posts, you will immediately catch the eye of their hiring managers.
Now that you have proven that you are qualified for the job, you need to ensure your prospective employers that you are professional and only produce high quality work. For this, we recommend sharing a social media manager approved resume with them that highlights your past work; you can even get line-by-line critiques by an existing professional if you want to go the extra mile.
Next, you can gather referrals from other clients you may have worked with in the past. Again, this will just hammer in the fact that others like the work you produce. With this, you should be set for a couple social media manager job offers!
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