The growth of social media has led to an increase in internships and opportunities. The rise of internships and opportunities also means an increase in competition. Stand out from the pack by adapting these 4 different ways to land a social media internship.
Use your social media accounts for professional good
According to CareerBuilder, 37% of companies search for potential job candidates on social media. With that said, use your social media accounts for professional good and successfully set up your digital footprint. Think about it, why would a company hire an individual to handle their social media platforms if they can’t handle their own? Companies are looking for individuals who are active on social media, transparent and yet professional.
Create a Portfolio
An online portfolio showcasing your work is a great way to set your self apart from others who are still depending on the traditional resume. Whether it’s your own dot com website or a video reel, you should have a shareable online portfolio that showcases your qualifications and experiences.
Superb writing skills
Knowing how to creatively weave a sentence together is a great skill to have when working in social media. Not only to mention, great grammar skills! A great social media intern knows how to get a message across in their writing and are also able to communicate well in short-form writing. Jonathan Sexton, CEO of socialgladiator.com says, “To me, someone with a good sense of wit and charm in their writing is appealing. Some of the best brands in social media have that combination and it’s attractive to users.”
Learn the responsibilities of a social media intern
Many neglect to understand that interning or working in social media is far more than updating your company’s Facebook status. It is also about math and understanding network analytics, data mining, research and content marketing. If you really want to stand out, learn how to use the Adobe Creative Suite. The programs included can help to enhance a company’s online community without outsourcing or hiring another individual.