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Friday, September 27 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
From Blogger to Boardroom: Leverage Your Social Media Expertise To Land a Corporate Job

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Companies of all sizes are looking for people with strong social media skills to fill positions all through the organization. The jobs are out there for you if you know how to go about translating your social media experience into a corporate job. This is session is led by Lizz Porter and Ellen Gerstein, both of whom have already gone through this process and will share what they've learned along the way.

What you'll learn:
  1. How to use your social media expertise to your advantage to network and connect with prospective employers
  2. How to market your "non-traditional" experience to a potential employer, including accounting for any gaps in employment
  3. How to find the right fit for your social media skills in any organization, be it corporate or non-profit

Speakers
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Ellen Gerstein

VP, Sales Marketing, BlogHer
With over 20 years’ experience in developing winning marketing and social media strategies, Ellen has held leadership positions at BlogHer, Wiley and Hachette Book Group. Ellen is a frequent speaker at industry conferences such as NMX/BlogWorld Expo, BlogHer, Mom 2.0 Summit, and the NYU Stern School of Business. She writes a personal blog called Pixie Dust Girls (www.pixiedustgirls.com) where she talks about parenting, her extreme love of all... Read More →
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Lizz Porter

Community and Social Media Manager, Life360
Lizz started blogging "just for fun" in 2005, discovered and got addicted to Twitter in 2010, and in 2011 realized she could do this as a career.  | | In 2012, she landed her dream job as Social Media & Community Manager for Life360, a family location app with almost 40 million users. After responding to an online job posting, her blog-heavy resume got her the job over several hundred other applicants.  | | She now balances life... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Grand Ballroom A Westin Atlanta Buckhead (Floor 4)

Attendees (53)