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Ask Shama: How Do I Land a Job in Social Media?

Ask Shama: How Do I Land a Job in Social Media?

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It’s a tough job market, especially in industries like social-media marketing. But the jobs are out there if you take the right steps.

Editor’s note: The marriage of technology and communication has been a boon to savvy entrepreneurs. But it’s also a huge challenge for those who aren’t sure how to navigate through social networks. To help, Dallas-based entrepreneur & tech expert Shama Kabani is answering your questions. Email her at shama@zenmedia.com or check out more of her advice at her online marketing company or on video.

Dear Shama,

I am currently getting a degree in communications and will graduate soon. As I am sure you are well aware, the current economy has not been too kind to new graduates. Most of my friends who have already graduated are still looking for a job, and many have moved back in with their parents. Others are working jobs they don’t really care about just to make their bills.

I am really passionate about social media, and I want a career in it. Can you please give me some advice on what I can do to get a job in this field upon graduation?

— George T., aspiring graduate from Arizona

To read more about Ask Shama: How Do I Land a Job in Social Media?, check out the article on Portfolio.com.

ABOUT SHAMA HYDER

She is the founder & CEO of Zen Media. She has been named the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by FastCompany.com. Forbes, Businessweek, and Inc have all recognized her as one of the Top 30 under 30 entrepreneurs in the field of marketing. Shama has built a global audience and is known for helping brands succeed in the digital age. She is a bestselling author, an international keynote speaker, and has been named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Marketing for four years in a row. Learn More

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