Careers Advice : Social Media Management


There are many great tools to help take the load off your fingers such as TweetDeck. As you can probably tell, TweetDeck is focused around Twitter and is a free service that lets you schedule tweets months in advance and manage more than one twitter account in one go.

Tweetdeck keeps all your columns in view so you never have to keep going back and forth between tabs. You can also create ‘Lists’ of Twitter accounts that post the stuff you are most interested in and is a great way to keep on top of industry news!

If you are looking for a simple, easy to use tool to get on top of Twitter and have more time to yourself, then look no further than Tweetdeck.


Hootsuite is a popular social media management tool used by people and businesses. Just like Tweetdeck, Hootsuite lets you to manage and view streams from different accounts but you can also keep an eye on accounts across different platforms! So you can check your favourite memes on facebook, retweet your favourite artist and update your Google+ all in the one place!

Hootsuite offers a free service for up to 3 accounts if you don’t want to part with your money but it also has paid ‘pro’ and ‘enterprise’ options, which gives you even more options such as seeing Twitter analytics, Facebook Insights and Google Analytics so you know what your followers want to see! Hootsuite is a great tool if you have more than one social media account to manage and you want to cross promote from your accounts.


Similar to Hootsuite, SocialOomph offers both free and paid versions for managing your social media accounts. The free version only has access to Twitter but gives you the options of tracking and URL shortening. SocialOomph even lets you schedule more than 400 future tweets in a single go! You’ll never have to lift a finger again.

If you decide to pay, you can work with Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Tumblr. There’s also keyword research, a great way to find out what topics people are talking and searching about. SocialOomph can make life so much easier if you want to stay on top of trends and you don’t have much time to organise all those different social media profiles.