I get contacted fairly regularly by people that want a job as a CM. They are generally pretty light on experience (ie they might have managed one community for a couple of years) and it would seem that most of the jobs advertised are looking for more than that, or are heavily weighted towards social media.
Like many of us, I came to this job completely by accident. I was picked out of a community that I worked within, and then found my niche.
For those of you that chose this as a career, or that employ junior CMs, what advice would you give to someone junior that is looking at taking this up as a career?