Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Five things to look out for when hiring a community manager

At Quirk, we are always hiring, so I have scoured over a 100 CV's in the last few months and have come across some ridiculous shit (some of which is documented below). Here are some points to consider (red flags) when hiring a social media community manager :

1) Pinterest boards dedicated to pictures of roadkill

2) Spamming 'Celebrities' with tweets, hoping for a retweet, mention or a block (A community manager actually told me that she gets a kick out of trolling celebs in the hopes of getting blocked - why would you tell a potential employer this?) 

3) Has the words 'social media guru' in their bio 

4) Their Twitter avatar is an egg

5) They have their own fan page on Facebook (Usually with less than 5 likes from non-family members and colleagues who were guilted into liking their page) 

What are some of the red-flags you picked up? Spelling, death threats, twirettes, No idea what a hashtag is? Leave a comment and let me know.


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