If you are serious about landing a job in social media you must be actively participating on Linked in, watching trade publications like Mashable and keeping your eyes on job boards such as http://www.jobsinsocialmedia.com/ You must also have a plan of action to build your brand through social networking - creating your story. Here are some ideas to help you in this effort.
Find seven influential social media luminaries among your allies, mentors and friends. Ask everyone who knows you well - those folk who are on your side - to connect with you on twitter. Then check their twitter handle to see if they have influence with tools like http://twittergrader.com/amystark or http://facebook.grader.com/user/elite . You can also check their Social Media Clout at http://klout.com . Focus your energy and the majority of your online interactions with the top seven influencers on that list.
Maintain an active and consistent presence on BLYFT -- Blog, Linked In, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter. <= This is a minimum requirement to entry if you want to be taken seriously in the social media universe.
Things change quickly on the Internet. There are times when being up-to-date is too slow, you must be up-to-hour/minute. If you haven’t tweeted in over a month, or your last blog post was two weeks ago, you need to find another line of work. Never let your 5 social media platforms get stale. Ensure your content is fresh by writing or sharing relevant posts, quotes from the smartest minds and reliable social media tools.
Trust has always been a function of time. Consistently Ethical Behavior + Time = Trust. This social media job hunting plan has a long sales cycle, but it's worth it. You will be much happier producing social media for an employer who already knows and likes your style.
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