Thursday, June 14, 2012

Work and Play

No using Facebook at work!!!

Many companies have banned Facebook from work computers.  Not WOW!  The staff here at Works of Wyoming (and the Wyoming Women's Business Center) recognize the role that social media can play when it comes to small businesses, individuals, entreprenuers, and emerging artists.

No one can deny that the art world and job market are changing.  Ten years ago, very few people were paid to blog, or update social media sites.  Today there are organizations, firms and individuals dedicated to helping people become famous and make money via the online world.  How do you go about landing one of these jobs?  Well, like any other job you must show that you are good at it.  A young man, Jerry Rizzo, landed a job as an NBA team's social media guy the same way you would land any other job.  He showed dedication, a valuable skill set, and a passion that drove him to be the best.

Having a Twitter Resume or Twesume is another possible way to land a job.  Read this article to find out more about these innovative 140 character or less resumes.

These are not the only ways to land a job in the emerging field of social media.  Check out these beautiful infographics to learn more.

Discusses tips and tricks to landing jobs in the field.  
Also discusses job titles and salaries.
Facebook = the 24/7 job fair?
Read this infographic to find out what percent of
businesses used social media to recruit in 2011.

Though many people use these sites for fun, there are many practical aspects to blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all the other social media sites out there.  Here are some of the ways I have used social media to promote my art.  Alyson B. Stanfield discusses how art is great for social media in her guest blog post a while back.

You can learn more about Alyson on her website or by joining our Shameless Self-Promotion workshop on Saturday, June 23 (next weekend). You can find out more about your business and Alyson on our website (

What did I leave out? How can you mix your work and play?  How can you promote your work, your business, or yourself using social media?

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