Should Social Media Managers Be Under 25?
Have you heard the buzz over this piece from NextGen Journal?
Here’s an excerpt from the piece:
The key is that we learned to use social media socially before professionally, rather than vice versa or simultaneously. After all, it is called social media; the seemingly obvious importance of incorporating comforting social aspects into professional usage seems to go over several companies’ heads. To many people in the generations above us, Facebook and Twitter are just the latest ways of getting messages out there to the public, that also happen to be the best.
And here’s another interesting snippet:
Every time I see a job posting for a Social Media Manager/Associate/etc. and find the employer is looking for five to ten years of direct experience, I wonder why they don’t realize the candidates who are in fact best suited for the position actually aren’t old enough to have that much experience.
The post got so many people talking that NextGen also published a response.
Since the Brazen community is full of social media types, and many of you are 25 or older (plus plenty who are under 25!), we’d love to hear you weigh in.
What do YOU think?
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