“A business without millennials is a business without a future,” says author Lee Caraher. “Either [brands] hire millennials, or [they] might as well shut down.”
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that 13.6 million people 20 to 24 years old and 31.2 million people 25 to 34 years old currently hold jobs, and Steven Rothberg, founder and president of CollegeRecruiter.com said 2015 is “the strongest year of employment growth” for millennials since 2007.
This growth greatly affects those hoping to land a job in PR and marketing, and younger job candidates have even more opportunities to dispel negative workplace stereotypes with the plethora of career opportunities now available.
CareerCast recently released a list of the top 10 jobs for millennials, with advertising account executive and social media manager making the cut. For younger communications professionals obsessed with measurement, job prospects also look good: Data scientist and market research analyst were also among the top jobs for millennials.
You can take advantage of the job market with this week’s featured listing. L’Oréal Paris is looking for a social media director in the company’s New York office who can “shape the future of” the brand’s online efforts.
The brand has more than 20 million Facebook fans globally, along with more than 400,000 Instagram followers and 300,000 Twitter followers in the United States.
Candidates should be well versed in social media and have an editorial background in the industry, such as working for a beauty website or brand, or expanding a personal blog.
The position requires marketing experience as well as knowledge of analytics and measurement strategies. Candidates must also show event planning skills.
If the beauty industry isn’t for you, there are several other companies with social media jobs.
Gannett is seeking a social media manager and event planner in Ohio, Sirius XM is looking for a social media coordinator in New York, WWE has an opening for a social media insights associate in Connecticut, Netflix is looking for a social media manager for Latin America in its California office, and CVS Health is seeking a social media strategy manager in Rhode Island.
Millennials (as well as older candidates) looking to explore the world can apply for several social media job openings around the world.
Accenture is looking for an associate manager of social media and digital marketing in Canada, Ogilvy has a position for a social media strategist in Australia, Weight Watchers is seeking a social media marketing manager in the United Kingdom, Zambezi Queen has an opening for a social media marketing manager in South Africa, and Shanghai Tang is seeking a social media executive in Hong Kong.
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