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How To Become A Social Media Manager With BELAY

So, you want to enjoy the flexibility of working from home with the leading virtual solutions provider in the United States?

Who could blame you?

At BELAY, we love making connections with super talented people and introducing them to busy business leaders who need their expertise.

Some of our Social Media Managers work part-time hours while others carry a heavier load. On average, a BELAY SMMs may serve up to three clients, however, some prefer one or two at a time.

But we need to level with you: Becoming a Social Media Manager with BELAY is no easy feat. It’s a bit more competitive than just filling out an online application and getting an offer the following week.


Because we’re in the business of quality. After all, our acceptance rate for our contractors is lower than Harvard’s – 4.5 percent for anyone wondering – with our contractor acceptance rate at 3.93 percent.

That means more than 96 percent of our applicants don’t make the grade.

But those that do? Oh, they’re special. We’re talking creme-de-la-creme, knock-your-socks-off special who have a passion for serving others. Is that you? Should it be you?

There’s only one way to find out.

So we sat down with Laura Sue Johnson, recruiter extraordinaire at BELAY, to learn more about how to become a BELAY Social Media Manager.

Describe the ideal BELAY Social Media Manager candidate for us.

“The ideal Social Media Manager candidate has 3+ years developing strategies for individual social media campaigns in a variety of social channels.

“Also, a BELAY SMM should be a master storyteller – one who understands how to leverage social media management and analytic tools.

“They should also be experts in writing, editing, and crafting content for the social media space and demonstrate proficiency in using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Excel, Google Analytics, and scheduling tools.”

Now, what can you tell us about the BELAY Social Media Manager hiring process, from application to start date?

“Our process includes a short one-way video interview, a skills assessment, and two interviews with recruiters.

“From application to contract date, it can take anywhere from 1-3 weeks depending on the volume of applicants the recruiters are working with at that time.”

What are some signs you look for that tell you an applicant will be successful with BELAY?

“Applicants who are highly responsive, attentive to timelines, and demonstrate that they’re hungry, humble, and smart are highly successful.

“So we look for people who are not only skilled at what they do but equally as passionate as we are about helping people climb higher and achieve their vision.”

What are some signs that an applicant may not be a good fit?

“If you aren’t proactive, a work-from-home productivity master, or love helping others achieve their goals, well, then you may not like serving BELAY clients.

“If you don't enjoy content creation, this isn’t the role for you. If you need a client to give you all the ideas, this isn’t the role for you. If you are currently working a full-time job with no plans to transition from that job, this isn’t the role for you.

What role does the client play in the matching process?

“At BELAY, we have a team of Client Success Consultants that work directly with our clients to discover wants and determine their needs.

“We also have a multistep process for our clients to ensure the perfect SMM match is made for their individual business. This process includes key points such as, technology, professionalism, software, preferred skill set, personality type, and communication style.

“We want to make sure that both the client and Social Media Manager are set up for success.”

Why should a Social Media Manager choose BELAY as a place to work vs. a competitor?

“How much time do you have? I kid – but seriously, it’s hard to encapsulate everything that makes BELAY so extraordinary.

“So the best way to answer this question is through feedback provided by other BELAY contractors.

“Most of their comments list our mission statement, core values and company culture as the main reason for choosing BELAY.

“Our mission centers around glorifying God in all that we do ‘... by providing solutions that equip our clients with the confidence to climb higher.’ Our core values include God, Team, Fun, Passion, Gratitude and Vision, all key components that our employees and contractors respect and admire.

“And – of course – we can’t forget the work-life balance we have when working from home.

“But for me, our greatest asset is our people.

“We’re a motley crew of impossibly talented, endlessly passionate, and uncomfortably generous eclectic souls, all united by one common denominator: We live to serve. We don’t mean that in a lip service, shake-hands-and-kiss-babies kind of way; we mean that we all share a servant’s heart. And that’s precisely how we all scored this seriously sweet gig despite the odds.

“We’ve won major culture and business awards from prominent national magazines and outlets despite the fact that not a single one of our team members shares an office. Why? Because we understand how culture is really created.

“We know that culture isn’t something that you can see, taste, touch, or smell; it is the only environment that you can feel. It’s that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you dread going to work or the excitement you feel when you’re actually eager to go to work. For us – and this may seem contrived – not being encumbered by having to go to an office every day means we really, truly have fun working together.

“And our vibrant culture makes it possible.

“It’s inextricably linked to our vision with no margin for ‘kinda-sorta’ cultural commitments; you’ve got to be all in. Our culture is a hum. A verve. A vibe. An electricity.

“So in everything we do, in all that we are, we are our culture. Our people are our culture. And everything else falls perfectly into place.”

Interested in exploring the possibilities of becoming a BELAY Social Media Manager?

Fill out the online application today.

Did you find this post in your search for a Social Media Manager to help your growing organization?

If you are looking to hire BELAY to help you find the perfect Social Media Manager – we hope this shed light on our high standards and commitment to bringing you the very best. We’d love to tell you more about using BELAY. Let’s start the conversation!