In just a few years social media has quickly developed from something that friends and family used to stay connected into an integral and increasingly pivotal tool for businesses at all levels.
Platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have allowed brands to build enormous communities of fans and customers which, managed correctly, have proven themselves to be assets of considerable value. And as these platforms have grown, so too has the demand for social media professionals, with entire teams behind many of the bigger firms and their campaigns.
This infographic from Mindflash is your five-minute guide to getting a job in social media.
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