How to land your dream job—and keep it

Social media and online jobs are in demand. Here’s how to make yourself stand out when you apply for the job, and after you land it.

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I’ve spent almost five years in the online marketing industry. It’s my goal to learn as much as I can from those who know the industry best, and in this seemingly short time I’ve received—and continue to receive—a top notch education.

Here are some of my tips on how to snag the job of your dreams:

The interview process

1. Do your homework.

It’s a huge mistake to walk into an interview with no knowledge of the company, what it stands for, or how it operates. This is especially true if you are an Internet marketer. I recommend you review the following information pre-interview:

If you are working with a recruiter, ask as many questions about the company’s services, culture and preferences as possible. Typically, the recruiter will speak with contacts at the company and with other interviewees before your interview. This is a great opportunity to gain inside knowledge before you step in the door.

These are all great ways to educate yourself before your interview, and will allow you to have an intelligent conversation about the company while you’re there.

2. Demonstrate value.

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