Companies are beginning to create social media jobs in an effort to tap into the popular sites like Facebook
Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) March 5, 2008
Social media professionals now have a dedicated social networking site just for them. It's called Jobs in Social Media and it sees the social media job market as a fast riser in the new economy.
Created by veteran job board entrepreneur Chris Russell and his Social Media Intern, Hannah Hershey, a student at Penn State University, the site offers a job board, jobs wanted and other content such as video, blogs and discussion groups related to working in the social media industry.
"Companies are beginning to create social media jobs in an effort to tap into the popular sites like Facebook," says Chris Russell. "It makes sense to offer a place for these talented new media geeks to find jobs and be found," he adds.
When people join they are asked a series of questions to help classify themselves and link to their blog, or digital profile. This will allow recruiters coming to the site and easy way to identify candidates for their hiring needs. For instance a social media web developer could post a link to his LinkedIn profile while providing a snap shot of his skills. Candidates are also asked to name their "Dream Social Media Job."
Social media jobs comprise roles as bloggers, podcasters, online community managers, social media marketers and developers. As today's college graduates enter the workforce, companies have to begin cultivating relationships with them as both marketer and recruiter. These sites are the new platforms for communicating with the next generation workforce.
In addition, many of the new online startups are social media related so there is a tremendous need for workers with social media skills. Jobs in Social Media will showcase many of these sites in its blog and tell visitors what jobs they have open.
The site is now open for all those who seek work in social media. Find social media jobs and be found at Jobsinsocialmedia.com.