7 Online Social Media Classes for Job Searchers

April 25, 2016

Career Advice

8540717756_396867dbab_zThe game has changed, but how do we play it now? LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter… so many new digital ways to present yourself. Saying it’s overwhelming is an understatement! Where do you start and how do you get a foothold in this new world of job searching? Here are some online classes that can take you from social media no-mind to social media guru.

Social Media Online Classes: This site offers a variety of options with various payment plans. The best option gives you a 3-month plan that includes any of their classes, webinars, infographics and 1:1 coaching. The classes include Facebook, Instagram, SEO, WordPress, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Social Media Strategy and more. Most are all 101 level, except Facebook, where they offer a 102 and 103 option.

Hootsuite’s Fundamentals of Social Media Marketing: HootSuite has a different spin by offering 6 free classes and then an exam to get certified (cost is $199). Their classes focus on social media marketing on the whole. With the $199 you receive a year of membership to new classes and you’re listed in their Certified Professionals Directory, giving you new networking opportunities.

DIY Genius: Kyle Pearce started this site in 2011. He wanted to show others how to be self-directed in their digital media skills and this site shares it all. He lists 10 free online courses including Social Media Quickstarter, Alison, GFC, Social Creators Academy, and DS106- Digital Storytelling and Social Media. These classes run the gamut and offer everything from the basics to the specifics. Take a minute to check them out and discover what is best for you in your job search journey right now.

Whether you want to learn how to update your LinkedIn profile, increase your Twitter following, or market yourself to the recruiters out there, these classes will help you hone your skills.

Image via mkhmarketing/Flickr.

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