Latitude are Hiring SEO People
Are you looking for an SEO role? Latitude are hiring in London and Warrington for SEO’s and PPC experts.
I wrote a post here a while back when we were looking for SEO people in London. We did well then and found someone pretty awesome! Today, we are looking to add to the team! I don’t have a job spec to hand, but do feel free to email cv’s to firstname.lastname@example.org
The role in London is a relatively junior role, although we wouldn’t turn away a more experienced head.
Your role as a Latitude SEO will cover all aspects of managing day to day campaigns for all types of businesses.
You’ll work with some of the best in the business ( so you’ll learn boat loads) and we’ll even pay you a salary too.
* Disclaimer : I’m> I was employed by Latitude and do a bit of SEO.
SEO Job Vacancies in London
This is a post for people trying to find an SEO Job in London, although if you want to find an SEO in London then the preceding link will help too.
Yes, the point of this post is sort of aimed at people who are SEO’s who are looking to come to London to work in SEO, or are seeing SEO as part of their career path.
See, the company I work with is pretty damn good at what it does. There’s a good reason why it is too, it’s because all of us are working hard to be the best at what it is we deliver. We all get search with a passion and employ sad mothers like me who <3 SEM.
Search enthusiasts love SEO
Everyone of us with the exception of perhaps RC (love ya Rob just kidding) works damn hard at excelling at what they do and doing their utmost for their clients. I shit you not when I say that as a team of people focused towards an objective there are few other companies I know of that commit to a task in the way that we do and strive to deliver on what we promise. We work with some top notch brands too, so it isn’t like you’ll be stuck doing same ol same ol everyday. You’ll get exposed to cutting edge, and benefit from the experience of many years of screen starers many of who have done SEO in their underpants too.
Our SEO dept, (the focus of this post), right now at least, could do with a few extra pairs of hands.
We don’t want any old tosspot though ( we have that in me already) .
Ideally, we want people who are passionate about search and who get it. We want people who live and breath this shit day in day out; people who get the connections between the on page and the off, the elements that make them important, people who can look at web pages or link profiles and say ” duh, fool, that’s missing or that’s wrong” people who question and interrogate, people who know that search isn’t just about links and their number, people who get the whole holistic approach, the 360 viewpoint and importance of all. People who want to work in an environment of knowledge and personal development with people who like to laugh at themselves and monkey around after hours.
If that sounds like you, then ping me an email, leave me a message in a comment or just go to the link mentioned and send them an email saying that so and so Rob Watts sent you. Pay? Yeah you’ll get that too, although I can’t say what it is, as it’s dependent upon the usual set of checkboxes, but it’ll be competitive that’s for sure.
Last I heard we don’t use agencies so sorry and all that, I wouldn’t waste your time if you are an RC.
We currently have SEO Job vacancies in London and SEO Career Opportunities in Warrington so the choice is yours.
Finally, the views of this blog and this post are not those of my employer etc yadda and yes, it’s a Saturday afternoon and I’m sitting here trying to get a person like you to work with a company like the one at which I’m employed which either; makes me very sad or tells you a little about the company itself.
Hope to see you around, I’m off out to order a pimp outfit for the xmas party in wazza.
This isn’t really an SEO type post. It relates to the whole job seeking thing and my recent experience of it, feel free to read it if you like, you might fall asleep or you might even learn something. I’m not qualified to say which, you can be the judge of that!
You may recall that I made an SEO job required post about 3 weeks back. Well, I am happy to announce that I have found a great new role with an excellently progressive search company in London . I won’t say with who exactly as it’s good to keep some things under ones hat.What I will say is that they employ top quality people (why else employ me 😉 ) and are very proactive in the search space with an ever increasing base of quality clients looking to either solidify or improve their on-line presence. I think I’m going to have a lot of fun there in what seems to be a forward looking finger on the pulse type company.
Are you looking for that new role in SEM?
Looking for a job for me, was an interesting process I knew what I didn’t want to do, which was a great start in finding the type of role I was looking for. I was particularly surprised at the activity within the marketplace at this time of year. On day one of putting my CV out to recruitment consultants I received 10 phone calls, over the proceeding week I had a number of roles put my way, some suitable and some not so suitable.
I ended up going for 5 interviews, one of which was a two part process one of my interviews consisted of a test phase which much to my dismay I failed! Some tests require a score of 100%! One company required me to handcode a page in xhtml using CSS2, all from a PSD file, not just that, I also had to jump through a number of PHP code hoops whereby the aim of the function was provided and I had to fill in the blanks. It’s funny when you realise that you don’t necessarily know as much as you thought you did, especially when you spend in excess of 10 hours finding it out. Still, an interesting diversion nonetheless.
I was eventually offered 3 jobs, the one I opted for had the best package overall offering a good mix for progression, diversity and job interest, yet it certainly wasn’t an easy choice. Frank, if you ever read this, you are a great guy with a great team. I doubt it’ll take you too long to find just the right person. It would have been a pleasure I’m sure. That offer still stands too.
So what did I do right and what did I do wrong?
I guess that ultimately you’ll have to ask the people who interviewed me for the precise reasons, but there’s no harm in exploring a few of the obvious ones that may have helped as well as a few of those that may have hindered!
- Write a good CV
There’s little point in expecting to land interviews if you have too generic a CV. Think about the roles to which you are applying and tailor your CV to best fit the type of thing you are looking for. Focus tightly on your experience and talk about what it is you have done in your career and how you did it. List your achievements, give examples of how you made them, show people how you planned your approach and strategies. List your skills for the job, stick to the ones that are most relevant. Resist the urge to mention your flair for origami or dirty joke retention. Don’t overdo it, be honest, sound human, sound approachable, try to engage the person who will be tasked with reading your stuff.
- Help the recruiter Engage with the recruiter, treat them like you would a friend. Don’t be all wooden and stuffy, you want them to help you. It may as well be a fun process too. Tell them about what you are looking for. If you don’t have the necessary experience then convey a little passion and enthusiasm for what it is you want to do and why. Carry them with you, get them to believe in you. If you believe in your ability then your confidence will shine through, if you um and err from the outset, then you’ll give the wrong impression and they’ll miss the you opportunity.
- Be well presented
If you are fortunate enough to get invited for interview then make an effort stick on a nice whistle and flute! Just because you may have sat around in your bra and knickers or underpants in the past mixing it up with a bit of PHP and HTML, doesn’t mean that your prospective new employer will be ok with a laid back ’employ my skills not my dress sense approach’. You may well be one of the most smartest critically thinking abstract diverse SEOs on the planet but that won’t count for rock salt if you give the impression that you some maverick arse who can’t even think in terms of clients and respectability! Business people especially, want to deal with people who inspire a confidence in their needs. If you can’t take the time to care about how you look, then why would any right thinking employer or client think that you’d even begin to care about them and their needs?
- Be yourself and demonstrate your knowledge Nerves are a PITA. We all have them, they are that unfortunate aspect of ourselves that sometimes help us perform or otherwise bomb. The thing to remember is that in practically every case, the person sitting in front of you wants you to be that person they are looking for. They don’t want to have to keep interviewing person after person after person, no. They are hoping that you are the candidate and if you are sitting there in that seat, then there’s a very good chance that you are.If you have made it this far to the interview stage then you should give yourself a big pat on the back as you are already half way there to securing your new position. Resist the temptation to bullshit or lay it on thick as unless you are some kind of sociopathic narcissist, the reality is it will look false and sound unconvincing. None of us really like interviews, but they should be seen for the opportunity that they are. They are that opportunity to show who you are and what you have to say. If you are good at what you do and have done well at it in the past then there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to convey that experience. Just be yourself, see the person sitting across from you as your allie. You are there to help them find what they are looking for; unless it’s an aspect of the role, they won’t wish to make you feel anymore uncomfortable than you may already be. If you helped client x get to position 1 then show them how you did it. You don’t have to breech client confidentialities just present it generic styley, the principles are broadly the same, especially when it comes to the disciplines of SEO.
Today and tomorrow and the day after that
At the end of it all, I guess I was lucky to have received the offers I did, in such a short space of time. Being in the right place at the right time can go a long way in determining where it is that we’ll find ourselves on the next months or years of our existential path.
The great thing about the search scape is that it is an ever changing, ever shifting place. It never sits still, companies and individuals push and promote new ideas, practically daily. Only last week we saw the unveiling of ‘Google Knowls‘ yet another big play at securing the ever participative web, which kind of ties in nicely with what it is that makes this whole ‘thing’ work. If you can engage your readers/users/customers/visitors/friends then you’ll gain their interest and make a success of things. Be it a user registration, a comment, a link, a purchase, a date, a job interview…
Fulfill the needs of the people you encounter, demonstrate how you’ll improve their experience, get them to participate in project you.
Merry Xmas and happy holidays all!