So, with the explosion of digital media there are jobs around nowadays that simply did not exist when I left school (I am 36, so not ancient but still no spring chicken anymore!). But that does not mean that for some reason it is the career you were born to do! So, you have the thirst to learn, but where do you start? The purpose of this article is to look at some options of how to get into this thriving industry. I have (finally) made the transition,it was not a straight road but one with obstacles – BUT one that is definitely achievable should you want to get involved. Hopefully this article will arm you with a bit of useful information to get you on your way!
You’d like to become a little more Internet savvy? You’d like to be able to carry on a coherent discussion with the cute geek guy at the water cooler? There’s so much information out there, it’s difficult to find a tech blog that is on your level.
Cons? Money, hanging around with people far younger than you (being the oldie!), assignment dates, being a student again (teachers are a strange breed… ).
I have to say I am an advocate of formal training, but please if you are considering going down this route, do your research! Go onto job websites and search in the web industry for what employers are looking for in terms of educational backgrounds and skills… then find a course that provides that, if that is your area of interest. There are lots of courses that are great and content-heavy, but the skills are simply redundant nowadays. The web is a big area, and with job specs changing so fast, getting the RIGHT skills is essential.
According to comScore, a global leader in measuring the digital world and the preferred source of internet marketing sydney intelligence, 69.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in February 2011, up 13% from the preceding three-month period. Google Android grew 7.0 percentage points since November, strengthening its #1 position with 33.0% market share. RIM ranked second with 28.9% market share, followed by Apple with 25.2%. Microsoft (7.7%) and Palm (2.8%) rounded out the top five.
The Social Media Optimization is the technique by which the brand or a product can be promoted using people interaction. The multiple social networks are used for sharing any content such that it attracts or gets the attention of more number of people. The communities of people or members are used to pass the message or share the message or the content to their circles such that it is very simple to spread it to many. There are many ways to share the contents or the product information but the easiest way would be sharing it through the social media.
A.Web Analytics: sign up for a free Google Analytics account. This will enable you to track how many people are visiting each page on your site and which campaign they are coming from.
Think about it, if you are not taking the advice and applying the new approaches, your competitors might, and then who will be feeling healthier and happier?