[Do you know what a Social Media Manager is?] Careers l #Blueprint 2

[Do you know what a Social Media Manager is?] Careers l #Blueprint 2


– Hey, Antonio, do you know
what a social media manager is? – Sort of. Why? – Well… I’m looking at internships, and there’s one for a social
media manager’s assistant. I’ve been thinking about applying,
but I’m not sure what they do. I mean, it sounds like they just
post advertisements on social media. – Hmm. I think it’s more
complicated than that. They’re also responsible for
keeping track of analytics, search engine optimization, and
monitoring consumer trends. – Search engine optimization?
What’s that? – Oh, I know what that is. It’s a process used
to promote a website, so that it shows up more often
when people do a search. – That seems hard. I wouldn’t
even know where to begin. – It’s not that difficult to do,
but it takes a lot of time. That’s probably why they’re
looking for interns. – Hmm… It would be a
useful skill to learn. It’s that or working part-time
at the restaurant again. – Give it a try. Who knows,
you might find your calling. I’m going to be spending
most of my break studying. What about you guys? Are any of you
also trying to find internships too? – No, I’m not taking an internship,
but I will be really busy. I’m going to attend
summer school. – Really? Are you not
doing well or something? – No, no. I’m going to a technical
school to get some certificates. I also got a promotion
at the auto shop. They guy who helped me get my
job at the shop is leaving, because he got a new job. – So you’re going to school
and working this summer? I hope you can manage
your schedule. – Mine should be fine. I got a nice bonus, and they’re
always flexible with my schedule. – That sounds great. – Yeah, buddy. Congratulations
on the promotion. What about you, Farrah?
Any plans? – I got an internship, actually, but
I’m not sure if I want to do it. – Really? What kind of internship? – Actually, it’s for
a petroleum company. – Petroleum? Oil? But aren’t you majoring
in marine science? – Yeah, I am. Companies that want to
do offshore drilling often hire marine
scientists to survey areas. But since the interview, I’ve
been reconsidering the job. – Why? What happened
at the interview? – Well, it went
sort of like this. – Well, we’re really impressed with
your resume and qualifications, and if it were up to me, I’d offer
you the position immediately. But do you mind if I ask
you a few more questions? – Yeah, that’s no problem. – In your cover letter you mentioned that
your hobbies are swimming and surfing. You’re also very vocal about
marine biology conservation. Do you think you’ll be happy
working for an energy company? We do have a reputation. – Hmm… I understand that. Our need for fossil fuels is
going to continue to expand, and that means more
offshore drilling. However, if my work can contribute
to lowering the ecological impact, I think it’s worthwhile. – I agree. But do you
really believe that? I’m sure working on an oil
rig isn’t your passion. – Hmm… I don’t know. I guess I haven’t really considered
it as well as I should have. I mean, I’ve heard it’s dangerous… but
that’s why they need qualified workers. It’s just… I’ve never really
stopped to think about whether or not I’d want to be the
person making these decisions. – It’s an important
question to answer before considering taking
this type of position. It’s not my objective to talk
you out of it, of course. But it’s been my experience that passionate
employees make the best employees. – Right. I’ll think about it some more. – So, after that, the hiring
manager emailed me with an offer. – But he also asked me if
I came up with my answer. – And you don’t
think you’ll do it? – Yeah. I’d feel like I wasn’t
being true to my principles. It’s too bad though. The company is great, and the high salary would
definitely help me pay back some of my
credit card debts.

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