HOT: Social Media Jobs for the Week of December 8, 2013

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Hello friends and welcome back! Here are my favorite jobs in social media and digital communications for all things retail and fashion related this week. Good luck!

LMC

Social Media Intern (Paid) at Stella McCartney

Junior Writer at ASOS

Online Shopping Editor at Style.com

Print + Digital PR Coordinator for the U.S. Polo Association

US Publicist at TOPSHOP

Marketing Manager at Twitter

Assistant Digital Marketing Manager at Hearst Magazines

Online Communities Manager at PIXABLE

Online Retail Community Development & Events Specialist at Microsoft

The Art of Landing Your Dream Job on LinkedIn

LinkedIn Social Networking for the Job who's who

Staring at your dream job posted online and wondering how you can get your resume into the right hands? Look no more. The six steps every LinkedIn user should follow to navigate their way to success:

1. Create a list of five to ten (no more than ten!) companies you’d like to work for in a certain industry. Can only think of one or two? Check out the companies that your connections with similar interests follow or check out the suggested companies listed next to a company of interest that you’re following on LinkedIn. This should appear on the side of the company’s LinkedIn page. Research these companies, follow the ones of interest, and proceed to step two. Alternative: If you already have a job in mind at a certain company, skip to number 3.

2. Look at the open positions that fit your area of expertise at each company. Also look at the experience of the individuals currently holding this position or similar positions at each company. This will give you insight as to how competitive your resume will match up with their posting and their current standard for hiring in your area of interest.

3. Connect with recruiters and human resource members at each company you would like to apply to. Start by opening up an advanced search, key in the name of the company, and set the tab to “current”. Then key in the words “recruiter” or “human resources” or “hr” into the “Title” section and set the tab to “current”. You may run two or three searches with this combination of both Title and Company filled in, and it will likely pull up two to three contacts that you can connect with as outlined in the rules of step four.

4. Now that you have (let’s just say…) two recruiters you’re eyeing in one company, see if you’re able to connect with them directly. If not (if they’re out of your network), see what groups they follow that might be of interest to you. Being members of the same groups on LinkedIn is an automatic way to connect and a way to get around someone that is out of your network. If they accept mail, you can also send them a three sentence (no more, no less) introduction stating who you are, your experience (make it “sticky”+memorable), the position you’re interested in, and if they would like to see your resume. Before doing this, make sure to closely scope out their LinkedIn page because sometimes their email is tucked in discreetly. An alternative for creative positions would be to see who the creative directors are at the company and include a link to your portfolio in this introductory message or visit their blog/portfolio (as listed in their profile) and send them a message.

5. Follow formalities. Visit the company’s career page and apply for the job.

6. Keep on working. This means do whatever you want to do full-time on your own time NOW whether it be writing (start your own blog if your haven’t already or join an online publication), recruiting (volunteer with a charity that helps veterans or others in need with basic job skills), etc. Keep your skills fresh by volunteering and committing yourself in a reasonable and exciting way to your passion. There is nothing as powerful and rewarding as paying it forward and remembering what you love and do best.

As you begin this process, remember two things: <strong>You’ve got this and it only takes one yes</strong>.

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SO Fresh! Social Media Jobs for the week of December 1, 2013

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Hello friends and welcome back! Here are my favorite job listings in social media for this week (hyperlinks included, click away!).

LMC

Social Media Producer for A+E Networks

Social Media Coordinator at Chanel

Beauty Editor for Social Media Content at BeautyBooked

Digital Communications Manager at Lacoste

Social Media Expert at Galinsky Media

Social Media Specialist at Barnes & Noble

Social Media Internship at the New York Times

New York Public Library Social Media Curator

Social Media Community Manager at Avon

Social Media, Content, and PR Internship at BlueFly

Visual Storytelling Internship at Mashable

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Women’s Wear to Work: J.Crew meets LL Bean

J.Crew Minnie Pants

Boat Tote Collage

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Welcome back friends and thank you again for visiting! Today’s post features two of my favorite brands, J.Crew and LL Bean.  When this photo was taken I was carrying my boat tote, so I figured it would make a nice addition to the shoot.  I can’t tell you how much I fit in there (a weekend’s worth).  LL Bean even has one with a zip top now, which is much more city friendly.  Come to think of it, I suppose I’m rolling the dice toting this around the NYC subway…

Now, onto the feature!  The pants are J.Crew minnies.  I have these in black too.  They’re durable, low cut, and go with anything.  Again, they never wrinkle and look great for night and day.  Although I didn’t wear one today, I usually pair a belt with it and I’m a sucker for Anthropolgie’s belts lately.  The heels are the leather court shoe in nude from Zara and the button down is the Liberty Shirt from J.Crew.  I’m always taken by the bold colors the Liberty Shirt comes in, and by taken, I do mean both my wallet and my heart.  Everytime I think a pattern is too wild, it ends up being so ornate with solid color bottom or coupled with a blazer.  The layered necklaces are also J.Crew.  For work, I’ve found that layering pearls with a flat metallic piece underneath makes a statement without looking like Cleopatra.  Although tempting, best to keep your alter ego at home, or better yet, pack her in your boat tote for later.

xx

LMC

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Little Miss Know It All: Fashion and Tech News

Erin Fetherson

The best in this weeks fashion news from yours truly.

Revealed: The Gwyneth Paltrow and Stella McCartney Collaboration

Tuned: Gisele Bundchen Singing in the New H&M Campaign

Tethered: PayPal Refreshes Movil App to Woo Shoppers and Fight Off Rivals (that’s for you, Square…)

Debuted: Rebecca Minkoff to Debut Runway Looks on Snapchat

Designed: The Dick Tracy Watch is Real, and You’re Going to Want One

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Women’s Wear to Work: Featuring ASOS

ASOS Wrap Dress

ASOS Wrap Dress

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Welcome back friends! It’s Wear to Work Wednesday.  Today’s feature is a wrap dress from ASOS that arrived at my door step last night.  I love coming home to packages. I was on an everything floral, ornate, and geisha (re: feminine, ancient, and dark with sprouts of pale pinks and purples) spree when I ordered it.  Also in my delivery were a few kimono cardigans, which I’ll share later.  I love how lightweight this dress is.  I’ve been out and about the city all day long and it hasn’t wrinkled a bit.  In fact, I’m wearing it as I type to you.  The night is young!  The black beads I paired with it are a single necklace from H&M.  I may layer on a few more black strands before heading out again…

Dream is forbidden, nostalgia is forbidden, to be too sweet is not good. Everything we used to feel historically, now you can’t enjoy. The clothes are the expression of this impossible dream.” Miuccia Prada

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Work, Baby, Work: Social Media Jobs in Fashion

“I love the smell of commerce in the morning.” --Mallrats

“I love the smell of commerce in the morning.” - Brodie, Mallrats

Irina Shayk for Allure Russia.

It’s my favorite time of the week… job posting time!!! Glory be.  I think some of the best opportunities come from consulting and internships whether you’re first starting out or trying to really tap into an authentic voice online.  A lot of feedback and questions I receive about beginning a career in social media is how to make it full-time and to how to make it your career.  The reality is that you may have to start off working more than one job in order to grow roots in an industry and position that really makes your heart sing.  I’ll never forget taking a class (well… many classes!) with one of my biggest writing mentors who explained that he worked in the mailroom of the New Yorker for close to a decade before he made it as a writer. I recently attended one of his book release parties, and there supporting him was a room filled with people he’d worked with along the way, including Lauren Weisberger-Cohen, so trust me when I say it’s lovely to see and hear about this kind of humble beginning.  Believe in your talent, work ethic, and drive, and trust that you will be unstoppable.

Now, here are the goodies (and I will be posting more later in the week…):

Social Media Manager at Amazon

Social Media Manager at Chloe & Isabel

Social Media Marketing Manager at Hubspot

Social Media Intern at Stella McCartney

Social Media Manager for Digital Campaigns at Bloomingdales

Digital Marketing Manager at InStyle

Media Coordinator at Chanel

AVP for Digital Marketing at Victoria’s Secret

Digital Media Manager at Macy’s

Digital and Ecommerce Manager at Lacoste

Creative Director, Marketing and Digital at PVH

Editor and Copywriter at Ralph Lauren

Digital Project Manager at Ralph Lauren

Xx,

LMC

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Daily Dose: Fashion Entrepreneur

Hello everyone and welcome back!  Today’s fashionpreneur spotlight is on Luis Venegas, the Spanish editor and publisher of three independent, limited edition magazines based in Spain: Fanzine137, EY! Magateen and Candy.

“Just when everyone was preparing for fashion print publishing’s dying breath, Luis Venegas has reacquainted the industry with its love of hard-to-find magazines. Produced in severely limited editions, his labours of love Fanzine137EY! and Candy (…) prove that fashion publishing has a healthy future if it serves a niche of fellow enthusiasts.”  Murray Healy, The New Creative Establishment, Interview Magazine 2010

I fell in love with his interview on TheSelby as captured below (re: a gutsy guy):

Luis Venegas Interview, Fashion Entreprenuer answer_luisvenegas

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