So you want a career in social media, huh? As you all know, SocialTimes has a job board available to its readers. Some of these positions are in need of part time workers, while the rest are looking for full time help. Before applying for any type of employment, it is a good idea to understand who the company is and what they are about. Not only is this a great opportunity to show your prospective employer that you are well versed in their business, but it also serves as a purpose for your own personal benefit to make you aware of what you may be getting yourself into. Every few weeks or so, I will look into the various companies on our job board to help support your search.
In tough economic times we tend to watch the money going in and out of our pockets closely. We may even take up a second job at the local grocery store or cut back on the packs of cigarettes we smoke per day. Others will turn to their friends and family to ask if any funds may be available, but sadly they are in the same situation. Not only is it imperative to find extra avenues to make money, but it is also important to find ways to save money – LivingSocial.com provides that to consumers.
In order to register with the website to receive deals, you only need a name and an email address (or if you’re up to date with technology, you may sign up through your Facebook account). Once you’ve subscribed, LivingSocial will provide you with handpicked daily deals that you are able to share with your friends and family. Members also enjoy at least 50% off on the latest and coolest items at local businesses.
LivingSocial’s mission statement is to be the online source for people to find handpicked experiences at a great value. Other websites may accommodate their users with daily deals, however, the staff at LivingSocial dive deep into the rubble to reveal the jewels of the day. Owners can easily cooperate with the website because of the amount of ground representatives in every location working directly with local merchants. Every deal is tailored to provide consumers with a unique experience. With an audience of 16 million registered users, LivingSocial provides local merchants with the unprecedented ability to reach both local and worldwide customers.
Why Should You Work for LivingSocial?
LivingSocial hires less than 1% of applicants. Their process is simple: if a staffer feels that a candidate should be rejected, they are removed from the process. Even though they open hiring up to everyone, applicants must be able to fit into their culture and environment. Not only do you have to be qualified to work at LivingSocial, but you also have to be able to fit in with their current team. If you’re up for a challenge and looking to fit into a family, LivingSocial is the company to apply for.
If you are to keep the family concept in mind, you wouldn’t be surprised by LivingSocial’s generous coverage plans. Their belief, a typical family concept, is that you should never have to worry about if you’re covered or not when going to the doctor. As an employee of LivingSocial, several options become available to you for health, vision, and dental, in addition to their 401k and equity incentive plans.
If you’re creative enough, LivingSocial will pay for your fun activities. As of now, they provide a boatload of snacks, sodas and coffee for their employees. Do you happen to be a beer drinker? LivingSocial provides its staff with beer every Friday to kickoff the weekend. Cupcake eating contests and fluffy bunny championships are the norm around the office.
CJ Arlotta covers the world of social gaming for development firms as well as the average consumer. Currently, he is accumulating more knowledge of the international gaming market to follow and understand what global developers may need to compete with already striving markets.