Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Phillip Manderson's Ch.10 Web Research and Hands On

Web Research #2
Search for information about available jobs in your geographical area. Search for technology jobs with your favorite search engine or visit a job site such as http://monster.com, http://dice.com, http://hotjobs.com, or http://careerbuilder.com and search for your desired location and job type. Find three possible job positions that interest you and report on them. Create a blog post describing the job role you chose, a description of the 3 positions available as well as the experience/education required.

Web Designer for DecoNetwork
(I chose this positition because I have some two years prior experience in online marketing and it would be a great first job after graduation.)

A Web Designer (DecoNetwork calls them DecoCoach) responsibilities include supporting the customers in building better websites and making them more successful selling products online.​ As a DecoCoach I would work closely with clients to gain an idea of what their DecoNetwork site should look like.​ A DecoCoach should ideally have some marketing skills, since the goal of almost all websites is to make them attractive to customers, especially the client’s target audience.​ A DecoCoach needs to be able to create websites that are user friendly and attractive using coding such as HTML and CSS, while creating content such as text, and insert images, such as graphics and photos.​ Since I must be able to manipulate images and incorporate video and audio into websites, I also must be familiar with Corel or Adobe design products.​
Technical understanding of the internet, HTML, CSS, creativity and strong communication skills are essential for this opportunity.​
Requirements:
  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Creative with a flair for user design
  • Strong understand of modern UI a/​ UX design
  • Strong understanding of SEO, SEM and eCommerce
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read and create technical instructions
  • Experience providing technical support to end-users
  • A team player and willing to teach and to learn

Senior Web Designer for IM Solutions
As the Senior Web Designer, I would be responsible for the creation of entire web sites and web brands from start to finish.​ Contributing to concept, design, copywriting, coding, integration with existing database functionality, implementation of conversion tracking software for various platforms, conversion optimization, and branding of various sites.​

Job Responsibilities:
  • Fast turnaround of websites from concept to implementation
  • Development of design and copywriting with emphasis on conversion rate optimization
  • Coordination of code required to allow websites to function with existing database functionalities, CRO products, conversion tracking systems and various tracking systems
  • Troubleshooting and verification of proper functionality of websites
  • Brand development and creation of alternate traffic generation paths
  • Manage website modifications related to search and CRO
Qualifications:
  • 2-4 years experience in  full-scale development and implementation for websites
  • 2-4 years CRO experience with split testing measurement systems
  • 2-4 years design experience with emphasis on CRO
  • Copywriting skills with emphasis on sales and CRO
  • 2-4 years experience implementing and troubleshooting multiple conversion tracking methods
Web Designer for DecoNetwork
A Web Designer (DecoNetwork calls them DecoCoach) responsibilities include supporting the customers in building better websites and making them more successful selling products online.​ As a DecoCoach I would work closely with clients to gain an idea of what their DecoNetwork site should look like.​ A DecoCoach should ideally have some marketing skills, since the goal of almost all websites is to make them attractive to customers, especially the client’s target audience.​ A DecoCoach needs to be able to create websites that are user friendly and attractive using coding such as HTML and CSS, while creating content such as text, and insert images, such as graphics and photos.​ Since I must be able to manipulate images and incorporate video and audio into websites, I also must be familiar with Corel or Adobe design products.​
Technical understanding of the internet, HTML, CSS, creativity and strong communication skills are essential for this opportunity.​
Requirements:
  • Strong understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  • Creative with a flair for user design
  • Strong understand of modern UI a/​ UX design
  • Strong understanding of SEO, SEM and eCommerce
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to read and create technical instructions
  • Experience providing technical support to end-users
  • A team player and willing to teach and to learn
Web Designer for Physicians Interactive
    Physicians Interactive, a division of Skysape.​com, Inc.​, is the leading resource for healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professional everywhere.​  They are looking for a Web Designer with an exceptional portfolio, representing diverse media, and excellent design skills to be responsible for the design and production of targeted email and mobile campaigns using proven marketing techniques to create a positive response from our target customers.​ Online Portfolio and HTML coding examples are required for consideration.​

Qualifications & Requirements:
Demonstrate recent and strong experience with Web development, graphic design, and the following skills:
  • Hand-coding of HTML
  • Hand-tuning of style sheets, inline styles, and class inheritance
  • InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and text editing skills
  • Design and layout for cross-browser compatibility
  • Interest in evolving Design technologies and trends
  • Experience designing and optimizing pages for mobile devices a plus
  • Have the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with good written and oral communication skills
  • Must exhibit the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously with extreme accuracy, uncompromising flexibility, a strong commitment to excellence and a professional demeanor and positive attitude

Experience:
  • Proficiency with Adobe CS5, CSS and HTML
  • Knowledge of HTML and CSS coding
  • Solid understanding of the capabilities of Web browsers and the constraints involved in designing for online media
  • Typographic excellence with exemplary accuracy
  • Clear understanding and implementation of marketing objectives for email campaigns
  • 3 plus years solid corporate or agency design experience and 1 plus years interactive design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Multimedia or Interactive /​ Web Design

Hands On #8
Pretend that you are on a job interview. Choose a role on a Web project team that interests you. In three to four sentences, describe why you would be an excellent addition to a Web development team in that role. Choose one of the 3 available positions you found and complete the assignment as if you are interviewing for that particular position. You may make the assumption in your interview that you are no longer a student at Southern Crescent and have obtained the skills from this and other courses necessary to be an asset to the organization.

The job role I chose was Web Designer for DecoNetwork. I would be great addition to the team because of my prior experience with internet marketing, and because of my education in web development at Southern Crescent. It sounds really fun to work directly with the customers and bring their ideas for a website to reality. I am good at following directions and I pride myself on doing the job right. I have also worked in a customer service industry before so I am well acquainted with dealing with customers.

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