Social Media Jobs & Getting Your Foot In the Door – Infographic

Here at OSM one of our favorite ways of digesting information is with an infographic and two of our recent examples have been about the impact of the MTV Video Music Awards on social media and another on job searching and recruiting with social media. This new infographic is also about jobs and social media, but this time it’s about social media employment and how to get your foot in the door.

Social media is a growing field and competition for jobs is increasing and this infographic, created by, is a five-minute guide to helping people gain employment in the social media world. It was brought to our attention by Charlie White over on Mashable and as social media is currently booming there are undoubtedly many jobs to be had. This infographic could help you on the right path and you can see it in full below this story.

The infographic begins by detailing some of the jobs available in the social media sphere and what the different job titles entail, with an approximation of average salaries you can expect. For example you have the Social Media Manager/Executive in charge of the complete social media presence of a company, who can expect to earn in the region of $80,000 to $120,000. Among the other job titles there’s also Digital Communications/Product Developer, responsible for the smooth functioning of the company’s website and the introduction of social capabilities, and that person can expect to earn around $75,000 to $100,000.

The infographic then moves on to a five-minute guide and just some of the categories looked at are the importance of establishing an online presence, being proficient in social channels, being professional, knowing the industry or company, networking and building relationships, learning the lingo and learning how to juggle. There are hints and tips for each category looked at and we reckon this infographic could be useful to many people wanting to enter the social media jobs market.

Take a look at the infographic and let us know your thoughts. Do you have any more useful pointers to share? Let us have your comments on this.