You might think life as a social media manager is a walk in the park, but you could actually survive in this job for more than a week? Take these 10 questions and find out if you're cut out for life as a social media manager!
Let's start with something easy. What time do you wake up in the morning?
What percent battery is your phone at right now?
Speaking of phones, how often do you check yours?
Like every 5 minutes, it's a habit.
Maybe every half hour or so.
Every hour or two.
Which platform do you use most often?
None of these
Which of these types of post do you plan to share most?
And how many posts are you willing to make per day?
2 or 3
4 or 5
6 or 7
As many as I need to
How would you deal with the haters on social media?
I'd send a witty comeback
I'd block them
I'd ignore them completely
How would you deal with complaints from customers?
I'd refer them to the customer service team.
I'd hear them out and type a thoughtful response.
I'd send them some free swag.
What's your opinion on Memes?
The more the better.
They're a bit overkill.
They can be fun sometimes.
Would you be okay with being tethered to your phone/computer 24/7?
Yes, I already am anyway.
No, I need some space.
Maybe, it depends.
You Could Survive As A Social Media Manager!
Congratulations, you could survive as a social media manager! Basically, you're already on your phone at all hours of the day anyway. Might as well get paid for it, right? You don't mind making constant status updates, thinking up social media strategies, or staging photos to make your client look good. To you, social media is a way of life, not just a job!
You Could Last For A Few Months!
You could last as a social media manager for a few months! Right now, you're tethered to your phone constantly. You're always checking emails, sending tweets, and inventing new hashtags. You'd make a pretty good social media manager until you succumb to a bit of tech burnout. Eventually, you'd tire of always feeling like you're "on call."
You Wouldn't Last A Week!
You wouldn't last a week as a social media manager! Let's be honest- you don't really get the whole social media thing. You really wish people would just start talking to each other face to face again and stop walking into traffic because they're on a cell phone. You're over social media, so the thought of promoting it as a job seems pretty counter productive!