Jul
30

Four Ways To Break Into User Experience

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Patrick Neeman is the Director of User Experience with Jobvite. Patrick runs the UX Drinking Game, and also runs a blog, Usability Counts, that covers topics such as User Experience, Social Media, and Web Marketing. His previous experience includes working with startups to launch their products, User Experience and Social Media consulting with Microsoft, and managing a team of 25 User Experience professionals for a technology consultancy. You can follow him on Twitter at @usabilitycounts.

U.S. News and World Report has named User Experience as one of the hottest careers for this decade. It’s a great job that pays well,…

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Jul
16

Interview With Jonathan Hochman:SEO Careers

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Jonathan Hochman is the founder of Hochman Consultants, co-founder of CodeGuard (a web security company) and chairman of SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing New England). A Yale University graduate with 20 years experience as a business development, marketing and technology consultant, he has spoken at the Web 2.0 Summit, SMX, and SES. He has also contributed articles to Search Engine Land, Search Marketing Standard, and Internet Evolution. Find him on Twitter @jehochman.

While attending a local SEMNE event, I had the opportunity to speak with Johnathan Hochman about the future of search engine marketing. As always, he shared some excellent tips…

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Jul
2

Preparing for Future Marketing Jobs

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Ashley Furness is a Market Analyst for Software Advice. She conducts expert research and runs the company’s CRM blog. Her professional experience spans journalism, sales, advertising and SEO marketing. She’s a seasoned writer having produced copy for New York Times-owned North Bay Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal, among other publications. You can follow her @CRMAdvice on Twitter.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects marketing employment to jump at least 13% between 2010 and 2020. That’s great news for those looking to break into the business, but job seekers be warned: The desired skills from today’s marketer are…

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Jun
5

Introducing the Salary Guide for the 10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs

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As part of our ongoing series of salary guides for digital marketing and creative professionals, Onward Search released our list of the “10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs,” built as an infographic displaying the top US job markets and associated salary ranges for the industry’s most requested professionals. With over 612 million websites and online businesses calling the internet home (as this moment), it’s no wonder that the demand for these professions is so high.
We determined our list of the ten hottest jobs using proprietary data from our nationwide base of hiring clients, including Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, and…

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May
23

Five Tips on How to be a Great UX Consultant

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Patrick Neeman is the Director of User Experience with Jobvite. Patrick runs the UX Drinking Game, and also runs a blog, Usability Counts, that covers topics such as User Experience, Social Media, and Web Marketing. His previous experience includes working with startups to launch their products, User Experience and Social Media consulting with Microsoft, and managing a team of 25 User Experience professionals for a technology consultancy. You can follow him on Twitter at @usabilitycounts.
As a UX professional, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be working in a consultancy or contractor capacity at some point during your career. You might…

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May
14

Research Yourself Into a New UX Job

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Jessica Greco is a newly-minted Senior User Experience Designer at Canvas. She has an MFA in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts, and her background spans fine art, psychology, web programming, and physical computing. She has fond childhood memories of organizing all her toys for fun.
She blogs occasionally, but you can always find her on Twitter at @grecasaurus

How to Outgrow Your Mid-Level Position
One of the hardest lessons to learn is that nobody is responsible for your career growth but you. If you feel stuck, bored, or are chafing at restrictions, it doesn’t mean someone needs to…

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May
2

Inaugural Beers and Careers Meetup: Fairfield County Creatives

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Onward Search was very excited to sponsor the inaugural Meetup event for Beers and Careers: Fairfield County Creatives this past week. Home to over 1800 advertising and marketing firms and nearly 8000 marketing professionals, Fairfield County is also home to Onward Search’s corporate headquarters, which made it the perfect opportunity to get our drink on and introduce ourselves to the area’s local marketing talent.

Job growth, population, and education statistics have made the “Gold Coast of Connecticut” a thriving market for businesses and job seekers, so it’s no wonder that the community was so receptive to the group’s inception. Over…

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Apr
18

How to Shape Your UX Job

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Patrick Neeman is the Director of User Experience with Jobvite. Patrick runs the UX Drinking Game, and also runs a blog, Usability Counts, that covers topics such as User Experience, Social Media, and Web Marketing. His previous experience includes working with startups to launch their products, User Experience and Social Media consulting with Microsoft, and managing a team of 25 User Experience professionals for a technology consultancy. You can follow him on Twitter at @usabilitycounts.

Most hiring managers don’t understand the skills needed for great websites and web applications because the field is still relatively new. They understand that skilled…

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Apr
12

Onward Search Releases New PPC Salary Guide

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Few members of an Internet team are as fundamental to its success as those who manage the company’s search engine marketing.  The difference between hiring low-level staffing firm and working with an all-star team is the difference between wasting money and effecting a prodigious shift in a company’s incoming leads.
If you’re a PPC specialist who’s interested in moving your career to new and fertile grounds, Onward Search is ready to help you. Our PPC Jobs Salary Guide is packed with information about which cities have the most openings, which job titles are in the greatest demand, and what the…

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Apr
3

Tap Into Pinterest For Your Digital Portfolio

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Where Pinterest Fits With Your Career Search

For job hunters in the creative and digital fields, Pinterest provides the opportunity to create a social portfolio that showcases samples of your accomplishments – and builds your personal brand online.

Pinterest is rocketing itself into the social media scene with astonishing speed. Emerging from obscurity almost overnight, it’s already #3 among social media sites – following close on the heels of the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
As the site’s traffic and relevance continues to rise, entrepreneurial job seekers of all types are already beginning to pioneer the marketplace by building impressive…

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