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How to make a good first impression on Social Media

Posted by Carla Boyd on Thursday, July 16, 2015, In : Social Media Career Advice 

Originally posted on Digital Gurus blog and featured on
 WeRSM.

Have you ever considered that it’s not just your friends looking at your social media profiles? 93% of recruiters use social media to vet candidates and – more importantly – 55% of recruiters have reconsidered a candidate based on their social media profile.

What’s more, research shows that recruiters make a decision about whether you are a good fit for a job within an average of 6.25 seconds of looking at a CV. If they like...
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How to get a job in Social Media

Posted by Carla Boyd on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, In : Social Media Career Advice 

Originally posted on Digital Gurus blog and featured on WeRSM.

While it took some time for Social Media to become a career that’s taken seriously by businesses, it is now well and truly established. In fact, the social media job market is fast becoming very competitive. From Community Managers and Bloggers, to Social Media Managers, Strategists and Social Analysts, the amount ofsocial media roles is on the rise but so is the number of candidates.

So how do you make yourself stand out from the...
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Why you should have a Portfolio if you work in Social Media

Posted by Carla Boyd on Monday, June 29, 2015, In : Social Media Career Advice 

Originally posted on Digital Gurus blog and featured on WeRSM.

Having a portfolio has become norm in the creative industry, however it’s not just designers and photographers who can benefit from having one. Recently, we were asked whether Social Media professionals should have a portfolio. Our answer? Yes!

What is a social media portfolio?

When thinking “portfolio”, most people think of visual work. However, a portfolio is simply “a set of pieces of creative work intended to demonstrate ...
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