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Job Highlight: Digital Strategist and Social Media Strategist

I received a question on Twitter recently asking about some of the skills that a communications agency looks for in a Digital Strategist candidate. This led me to think it would be a good idea to talk about some digital and social roles and offer some tips on getting these types of job opportunities. Many times job descriptions for these roles are vague which makes it difficult to determine the skills that will make you a top candidate. I hope my notes will help someone in their search!



Digital Strategist
Let's talk about what a digital strategist does on a day-to-day basis.  This person will have a very strong understanding of digital marketing and social media strategies and tools. One thing that will set this person a part from other candidates is having the ability to understand the digital space and complement that with an understanding of traditional PR to create integrated communications campaigns. An understanding of creative capabilities like copy writing and design are hel…

How to Help Recruiters Find You

Online is where it's at! Especially when it comes to recruiting. 
The years of employers hiring strictly from an existing applicant database is long gone. Now recruiters all over the world are using tools like LinkedIn Recruiter to identify passive candidates. Let's talk about some of the ways recruiters are now finding key talent and how you can be sure to be one of the candidates they find. 
1. Professional online profile. 
If you don't have a LinkedIn profile, you are lowering your chances of finding a job in the professional sector. LinkedIn has more than 400 million users and is a primary tool for HR professionals to connect with potential talent. Recruiters use a specific recruiting account that is designed to allow access to viewing any person on LinkedIn. Without this type of account users are only searchable within different degrees of connections. It’s similar to Facebook, in that is I have a mutual friend or connection, I should be able to search and view their com…

Angel

Like an angel you spoke to me
Your eyes were so pure
They sparkled like a diamond You were captivating
I watched your every movement It was impossible for me to look away To see your hand gracefully touch mine And to feel your skin, so soft
Like a dove Without mark or blemish So beautiful  So gentle
Then it all changed Suddenly you disappeared As quickly as you had come Like it was all a dream
Was it simply my imagination? Did i really see,... and feel... But wait, i see something... You left behind
A feather Just as pure and soft as you were
My Angel


Jess

How HR Can Help Your Career

I know I know…  HR is normally the one breaking up parties and reminding everyone about company policy.  This is all true, but I want to share some specific ways that HR teams can help maintain or advance your career.
1.Training and Development
Do you know what training resources are available to you?  Would you like to have certifications compensated by your employer?
The first step to understanding what training opportunities are available to you is to take a little stroll over to HR.  You may not have learned about the developmental programs during your on-boarding, but there still may be opportunities.  A major area of an HR manager's role is to be aware of training initiatives and often companies have HR specialists focused on managing employee training.  HR will also be able to talk through some of your career plans and help empower you to take professional development into your own hands.  Training may mean different things to different people, however HR can help get you the …