Social Jobs

August 5, 2009
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We’ve all heard stories about how job seekers have missed out on opportunities because of their social networking pages… but it seems that it could get you a job.

A couple great articles of late include, Need a job? Show them you can Twitter, in this article Benny Evangelista of The San Francisco Chronicle highlights how social media skills are becoming basic job requirements, along the lines of your Microsoft Office skills and ability to email. Benny also talks about how many HR Directors are weighing the way someone presents themselves socially as a hiring criteria; there are also some great tips for those of you still looking.

Unfortunately, the NY Times Social Media Editor already has the position filled. In an article from May, John Capone writes how their new editor, Jennifer Preston, is helping shape their interaction and improve their reader’s experience. Check out the article on Media Post.

Finally, CareerBuilder (courtesy of CNN) listed Five jobs for Facebook addicts – maybe your social media future is there.

In any case, consider these options when you’re hiring/ interviewing prospective teammates in the future… eMarketers need to know these things!


We’ve all heard stories about how job seekers have missed out on opportunities because of their social networking pages… but it seems that it could get you a job.

A couple great articles of late include, Need a job? Show them you can Twitter, in this article Benny Evangelista of The San Francisco Chronicle highlights how social media skills are becoming basic job requirements, along the lines of your Microsoft Office skills and ability to email. Benny also talks about how many HR Directors are weighing the way someone presents themselves socially as a hiring criteria; there are also some great tips for those of you still looking.

Unfortunately, the NY Times Social Media Editor already has the position filled. In an article from May, John Capone writes how their new editor, Jennifer Preston, is helping shape their interaction and improve their reader’s experience. Check out the article on Media Post.

Finally, CareerBuilder (courtesy of CNN) listed Five jobs for Facebook addicts – maybe your social media future is there.

In any case, consider these options when you’re hiring/ interviewing prospective teammates in the future… eMarketers need to know these things!

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