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Finding A Social Media Job On Twitter

Dear Social Media Expert/Strategist/Consultant

I’m writing you this letter today because of your latest tweet. I’ve seen this written a few times and I find it ironic that you and so many people said the following on Twitter:

“Does anyone know someone hiring for a Social Media position”.

If one wants to get that type of position, wouldn’t it make sense that you know how to use the search feature on Twitter and pull these results into an RSS feed or have the ability to navigate the social media landscape. I find this even more ironic when you’ve social media expert, strategist or some such title on your profile. I’ve done some training with getting people up to speed on social media but the last thing I’m is an expert or strategist in social media.

So I plead with you to take out social media expert/strategist out of your job title and learn the basics before you even begin to call yourself an expert. Also make sure you read a few blogs, it might help you realize that you are far from being an expert. Thank you for your time. I just had to get this off my cheast!


  1. I would suggest saving time by looking at all job boards at once. Try the meta job search engine on this website (http://www.metajobsearch.110mb.com). I got my job there last year!

    It saves gas to look online, but eventually you gotta get out and start shaking some hands.

    Offer to work for a day with no strings attached to prove your worth.

    Also, I suggest having a resume done by a professional. It helps a lot.

  2. Social Media envolves. From LinkedIn to Facebook and now to Twitter. However, only a few people ever found their job that way, statistically, more people find a new job on CraigsList then on social media sites.

  3. Duane Brown

    Hey Josh.

    I hope you do find the tip helpful. You don’t want to give anyone doubt that you can do the job. You can have people you work with on Twitter… just don’t post anything that you wouldn’t want them to see. Just ask yourself this:

    If this tweet was on the front page of the paper tomorrow how would I feel about that.

    If everything is ok then go tweet to your hearts content. Otherwise you may want to DM people or go about looking in some other way.

  4. Great tip. Much to my dismay I posted one such Tweet hoping that some magic would happen, but the only thing that happened was someone I worked with said probably shouldn’t do that. I learned to lessons that day (1) block people I work with and (2) discretion is key when looking for a new job while you have one.

  5. Duane Brown

    Hey Daniel

    Thanks for the comment. You are echoing my point from this post. Many people just signing up for these different services and then start calling themselves experts but haven’t launched a campaign or even have a client on board.

    Those of us who have done work and launched campaigns at least have something to show potential clients… even if we wouldn’t go as far as to call ourselves experts. Anyone who says they are an expert better have the results and campaigns to back it up. I’ve done some training in social media at my day job and freelancing for clients but that’s about it. I’m just learning as I go and in no way consider myself an expert in social media.

  6. What exactly makes an expert these days? it seems like merely signing up to twitter, wordpress, facebook and linkedin makes you an expert.

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