Using Social Media to Land a Gig

Love these unconventional tips to leveraging social media for a job search! They’re honestly one-of-a-kind.

Loryn Wilson Carter


pushing the big red button at New Media Bootcamp. That’s me sitting down in the middle!

This July will mark two years since I moved back to DC after being back home in Los Angeles for a while. When I was living in LA, I was barely making it and living with my mom. I had landed a paid internship, and kept applying for jobs and networking when I could. Right around the time of my 28th birthday in February 2012, I had hit a wall. I was applying and interviewing for jobs I didn’t want, and getting worried that I would never work a full-time job again. I’d apply for jobs and not hear back for weeks if at all.

I started to think about what more I can do to get closer to a job in my field. I thought back to something my friend Rosetta Thurman told…

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