Social Media College Courses

Nearly all businesses are using social media marketing in their marketing plans. Social media marketing is a hot topic that is increasingly popular. College grads are expected to understand every aspect of social media as they enter the workforce. The problem with this is that many colleges have not established social media courses designed to prepare students for marketing jobs. How are students expected to know the ins and outs of social media marketing, if they can’t take a course focused on the topic? Sure, we all know how to friend someone or tag pictures, but we can’t learn how to market businesses effectively through standard Facebook use. (And that goes for other social media outlets as well) Many colleges are starting to explore the same notion, and are beginning to develop a curriculum centered on social media. Colleges are now starting to realize that social media is not just a trend, and that there is real opportunity for students to learn and excel in future jobs, if they are equipped with an understanding of social media.


Nearly all businesses are using social media marketing in their marketing plans. Social media marketing is a hot topic that is increasingly popular. College grads are expected to understand every aspect of social media as they enter the workforce. The problem with this is that many colleges have not established social media courses designed to prepare students for marketing jobs. How are students expected to know the ins and outs of social media marketing, if they can’t take a course focused on the topic? Sure, we all know how to friend someone or tag pictures, but we can’t learn how to market businesses effectively through standard Facebook use. (And that goes for other social media outlets as well) Many colleges are starting to explore the same notion, and are beginning to develop a curriculum centered on social media. Colleges are now starting to realize that social media is not just a trend, and that there is real opportunity for students to learn and excel in future jobs, if they are equipped with an understanding of social media. Leer más “Social Media College Courses”

The Job Post: Ad Agency Seeks Social Media Manager for Youth Brand

Nadine Cheung, our jobs correspondent regularly highlights great social media jobs in “The Job Post”.

Anomaly is on the hunt for a social media manager to monitor and curate fan conversations for one of its leading youth brands, and if you explain why you’re the best person for the job 140 characters or less, you may just be able to land yourself a new gig. While a regular cover letter will suffice, taking Anomaly’s tweet-sized synopsis challenge will score you major points and, with a little clever word power, could set you apart from all the rest.


Posted by Nadine Cheung

1006_jobpost_200x200Nadine Cheung, our jobs correspondent regularly highlights great social media jobs in “The Job Post”.

Anomaly is on the hunt for a social media manager to monitor and curate fan conversations for one of its leading youth brands, and if you explain why you’re the best person for the job 140 characters or less, you may just be able to land yourself a new gig. While a regular cover letter will suffice, taking Anomaly’s tweet-sized synopsis challenge will score you major points and, with a little clever word power, could set you apart from all the rest. Leer más “The Job Post: Ad Agency Seeks Social Media Manager for Youth Brand”

The Perilous Problem of the Persistently Jobless

Posted by Stephen Gandel

For a time now my editor Rick Stengel has been asking the question: Why won’t unemployment stay at around 10%. That is to say, even after the economy pulls out of the recession how do we know that unemployment won’t remain where it is today. Perhaps 10% is the new 5%, when it comes to unemployment. We have afterall outsourced many of our manufacturing jobs and some of our service jobs to China, India and elsewhere. So if we make a lot less than we used to and do a lot less than we used to, whose to say that unemployment won’t remain stubbornly high, no matter which way the economy is headed.

My response a year ago or so ago when Stengel started to ask the question was because it can’t. I majored in Economics and know from my classes that the long-run frictionless rate of unemployment in the economy is about 5%. Once the economy got a kick-start, that’s where the jobs numbers would be headed again rather quickly.


Posted by Stephen Gandel

For a time now my editor Rick Stengel has been asking the question: Why won’t unemployment stay at around 10%. That is to say, even after the economy pulls out of the recession how do we know that unemployment won’t remain where it is today. Perhaps 10% is the new 5%, when it comes to unemployment. We have afterall outsourced many of our manufacturing jobs and some of our service jobs to China, India and elsewhere. So if we make a lot less than we used to and do a lot less than we used to, whose to say that unemployment won’t remain stubbornly high, no matter which way the economy is headed.

My response a year ago or so ago when Stengel started to ask the question was because it can’t. I majored in Economics and know from my classes that the long-run frictionless rate of unemployment in the economy is about 5%. Once the economy got a kick-start, that’s where the jobs numbers would be headed again rather quickly. Leer más “The Perilous Problem of the Persistently Jobless”

The Job Post: Update Your Status as AllFacebook.com’s Newest Contributor

Nadine Cheung, our jobs correspondent regularly highlights great social media jobs in “The Job Post”.

Can you write smart, snappy copy? Do you have a strong interest in the development of social media? Then this job could be perfect for you. AllFacebook.com is looking for a sharp newshound to become its newest contributor, but if you land the gig, you’ll need to be able to take your efforts way beyond the wall.


Posted by Nadine Cheung

1006_jobpost_200x200Nadine Cheung, our jobs correspondent regularly highlights great social media jobs in “The Job Post”.

Can you write smart, snappy copy? Do you have a strong interest in the development of social media? Then this job could be perfect for you. AllFacebook.com is looking for a sharp newshound to become its newest contributor, but if you land the gig, you’ll need to be able to take your efforts way beyond the wall. Leer más “The Job Post: Update Your Status as AllFacebook.com’s Newest Contributor”