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Content Marketing Minds: Want a Job in This Field?

April 24, 2014 by Barry Feldman

Content Marketing Minds column.

Content marketing is en fuego. If you’re on the outside wanting to get in, this article is for you. It examines reseach findings from the software masters at Kapost, advice on hiring from three industry experts, and above all, a series of insights regarding getting started in content marketing from CMI, Kelly Services and content marketing expert, Jean Spencer.[read more]

Job Recruiters Use Social to Vet Prospects Rather than Find Them

January 24, 2014 by Jim Dougherty

Use social to vet prospects.

I found the data in this infographic to be interesting because it’s kind of anti-hype. LinkedIn is a fascinating network (as are Facebook and Twitter of course), but it seems that digital recruitment is still done on job boards rather than social. I’m actually kind of bummed.[read more]


5 Jobs Created by Social Media

January 22, 2014 by Philip Cohen

Jobs created by social media.

Social media as we know it has been around for some time now and has gained plenty of mainstream acceptance, but the idea of working in the field full-time is still a mystery to many. Short of inventing the next Facebook, how can one earn a living in social media alone?[read more]

How to Outsmart 90% of Marketing Job Seekers

December 14, 2013 by Mike Sweeney

We wouldn't hire this marketer.

Call them stereotypes or misperceptions, but if you’re curious about why members of Generation Y, or millennials, are often described negatively, look no further than the job trail. Here are a few pieces of advice if you are a millennial and are looking for a job in the modern marketing world.[read more]


Effective Tips for Social Recruiting

December 13, 2013 by Robert Morris

social recruitment

You have already heard this many times before: social media websites are great tools for recruiting and sourcing potential job candidates. What happens if your company still hasn’t established its presence in the social media? How can you start recruiting and sourcing effectively? These simple tips will get you started in no time.[read more]


How Social Media Can Help You Find a Promising Job Opportunity

December 10, 2013 by Steve Olenski

Social media for job search

When most people think about social media websites, they generally think about sharing family photos or interacting with friends. However, job seekers in today's world should consider these websites as excellent resources for finding employment as well.[read more]


What Could Be the Next Job Titles in Social Media?

November 27, 2013 by Laurent Francois

Next social media job titles / shutterstock

Social media has had a tremendous impact on the way we do business, but even more important: social media helped in the rise (and in the collapse) of some cultures. Fundamental changes occurred fairly recently in the way we must "do" social media. Let's forecast what could be the next job titles in this industry.[read more]

18 Ways to Create Foolproof Sales Training for Your Millennials

November 27, 2013 by Josiane Feigon

Sales training for millennials.

Millennials want a chill workplace that feeds their soul, their work-life balance, and encourages new friendships. Millennials are not interested in paying their dues —93% say they want more than a paycheck; they want a job that works with their lifestyle.[read more]

How the Economy Affects PR - And Your Job

October 31, 2013 by Gini Dietrich

Bad economy! (image: Marc Johns)

By a show of hands, how many of you think about the economy, how it affects your job, and a plan B should things go south again? Earlier this week, I had lunch with our banker and I asked him his opinion on all of this. He said something really interesting is happening – something that has never happened in his career: People aren’t borrowing money.[read more]

Think HR Isn’t Monitoring Your Social Media? Think again [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 25, 2013 by Jim Dougherty

HR monitoring?

Sevnty five percent of recruiters are required to do online research on prospective employees. That’s crazy. A couple of years ago, I had a hard time convincing my boss that promoting a manager who wrote negatively about him on her myspace page wasn’t a good idea.[read more]

Fact or Fiction? You Must Be an Extrovert to Succeed in Social Media

October 24, 2013 by Kimbe MacMaster

extrovert or introvert?

Our personality is so deeply rooted in us that it remains the same across all situations. Are you well matched to be following a career in social media? There are many attributes of a textbook introvert that would, in fact, make them an excellent social media or community manager.[read more]

How to Score a Job in Advertising

September 30, 2013 by Alyssa Adkins

According to a report from 24/7 Wall St., the estimated number of advertising and promotions managers fell by almost two-thirds from 2002 to 2012. Now before you go drinking away your sorrows, take Dan Lyons’ nuggets of wisdom over on the HubSpot blog. His perspective on this otherwise terrifying figure is vital for you to understand.[read more]

Want a Long-Lasting Digital Career? Try Technology Consultancy

September 11, 2013 by Amy Edwards

It goes without saying that a technology consultant role might not be the perfect option for every candidate – but if you’ve got drive, ambition, a strong degree and some project-based experience and you’re looking for a career that will stand the test of time, technology consultancy jobs could be the perfect option.[read more]

How to Use Social Media to Find a Job

August 9, 2013 by Lilach Bullock

When thinking about finding a job using social media, most people think about LinkedIn – since it is a social platform for professionals who want to network, it definitely sounds like the safest bet for looking for jobs. However, there are other things that you can do and other social networks that can be of just as much help.[read more]


Socially Stephanie: LinkedIn Tips

June 28, 2013 by Stephanie Frasco

Socially Stephanie to the rescue!

This week, SMT's social advice columnist gives guidance to a web designer in Dallas who is seeking to stand out from the LinkedIn crowd. Read on to see how your LinkedIn profile can make you or break you when it comes to employment.[read more]

1 in 10 Young People Rejected For a Job Because of Their Social Profile

May 31, 2013 by Sarah Evans

New research from ondevice showed that one in 10 people surveyed have been rejected for a job because of their social media presence. And, the majority (two-thirds) are not concerned that their use may harm future career prospects.[read more]

5 Reasons You're Not Getting That Social Media Job

May 31, 2013 by Amy Edwards

Psst: link to your profile

Yep, social media jobs are always in demand – but unfortunately there aren’t always enough jobs to go around so the sector is extremely competitive. Not having much luck bagging your next (or first) social media job? Here are the five most common mistakes we see from applicants.[read more]

Getting the Gig: How to Get Hired at a Digital Marketing Agency

April 19, 2013 by Jacob Penner

So in honor of my upcoming sophomore year in the industry, following are four points of advice I wish someone would have given me a year ago. If you aspire to work at a digital marketing agency, heed them well: your competition is about to get a lot fiercer.[read more]

Social Media and #Recruiting: A Good Match?

March 27, 2013 by Natascha Thomson

Does social media recruiting work? If you have been trying to hire employees, chances are that you have at least considered using social media to find the right candidates. There is ample proof that social media can help fill jobs; but it depends on what kind of job you are trying to hire for.[read more]


How to Get a Job in Social Media

February 15, 2013 by John Cade

Social media is a rapidly growing career choice for young professionals and recent college graduates. These five tips will help you get the interview you're looking for.[read more]