Social media for antisocial Luddites
December 3, 2013 9:03 AM Subscribe
All of the communications and marketing jobs I've been applying for lately have required experience posting to social media. In my personal life, I've avoided having anything to do with Facebook, Twitter and so forth, and I'm wondering how I can quickly get up to speed on these things. All I need is to be able to convince a potential employer that I can effectively promote them on social media, without ever having done this as part of my job responsibilities. How to accomplish this?
posted by silly me to Work & Money (14 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
This is a career change for me, and no opportunities exist at my current job to contribute to the social media accounts. I do write blog entries for a couple of local nonprofits, but they do not need any help with their social media accounts. I've tried looking on Volunteer Match, etc., to see if any other nonprofits in the area need help--to no avail. There are countless unpaid internships available throughout the area, but they all indicate that they are for students actively enrolled in college, which I am not.
I have no doubt that I can do this, and I know that a wealth of information exists out there on how to leverage social media in marketing efforts, but I feel I need real experience at it before anyone will take me seriously. Is there an online course I can take? Any other options?
Finally, I've made it this long without opening a Facebook account of my own, but do I have no choice if I'm to be taken seriously by potential employers?