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There is no doubt that a graduate needs much more than a degree to gain the competitive edge necessary to compete in the work force. Alan’s comment presents an even bigger challenge. How do you land a job in social media marketing when you don’t have the appropriate degree ?
I’m not sure if you are still on the job hunt, but if you are here is my advice. Why not volunteer to create and implement a social media marketing plan for some non – profits ? This will give you the opportunity to
– gain additional social media experience
– build you work portfolio
– have a large impact (Once you have shown the organization the significant impact you are making they may offer you a paid position / promotion. )
– work for the common good
Be sure to measure the impact that your strategies have on the non profit you are working for. You can use these results on your next job search.
Many non profits are seeking social media specialists. Try a google search and see what you can find !
I would agree, to a certain point. I think too many college students don’t get involved in “real life” projects in school – it’s just bookwork. When I graduated from business school in 2009, I felt like I was ready to go out into the real world and make things happen.
Fast forward one year. I moved to Arizona, and have had the opportunity to get to know several recent graduates out here. Most of them attended a large university (the largest in Arizona), and I can certainly tell there is a difference when it comes to “street smarts”.
It all depends on where you go to school, and I firmly believe mine taught me the skills needed to succeed in life; however I would add that I’m one of the fortunate ones! Street smarts and skills are very important!]]>