Austin Job: Web Designer Wanted

For those of you in the Austin, Texas area, FramesDirect.com is looking for another web designer. If you aren’t familiar with the company, it is the largest online eyewear retailer offering thousands of eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and goggles. Please note that this is strictly a design position, not an SEO or marketing job.

Here’s their ad:

Experienced web designer to join the team at FramesDirect.com, the online leader in eyewear retail sales. You’ll be working out of the Austin, Texas office near Driftwood. Must know Flash, Illustrator and Photo Shop. Usability experience and testing a plus.

If you are interested and live in Austin (sorry, this one’s in-house), reply by e-mail  with a copy of your resume. Agencies and virtual workers need not apply.

LinkedIn Tip for SEO Job Seekers

Example of the LinkedIn Job appLinkedIn.com is a terrific resource for networking, keeping up with folks and finding resources. For me, it has become a tool that I use in my day to day work and is, well, indispensable.

But, it can also be a powerful tool in your job search. And yes, there are a ton of SEOs out there looking. I found this out first hand when the company I work for advertised for an assistant for me. LinkedIn already provides the option of a customizable Job Search application for the right navigation area of your account (image left). For example, you can plug in your job title (SEO in this case) and your zip code to find local opportunities. So, for instance, today I find 10 jobs in the LinkedIn network and 453 on the web for a non-localized search.

However, to expand your search even more, don’t limit yourself to this application. Instead, try the Search Jobs section of the search field at the top of every LinkedIn page (image below). Searching for “SEO” as a keyword will bring a wider range of results. As I write this, I get 101 LinkedIn network jobs and 3,274 on the web (again, a non-localized search).  A big difference!

Where to find the LinkedIn Job Search

And, by using the Advanced Search option, you can customize your search to include different criteria like industry, language, etc. It is a quite powerful tool.

Good luck!

SEO/PPC Partner Needed

I spoke with these folks earlier this week and thought I’d pass this opportunity on to any SEOs out there looking for contract work.

BryantBROWN communications, a full-service ad agency in Los Angeles, is looking for an S E O partner to provide S E O analysis and link building, as well as pay per click campaign management and conversion optimization, for a growing client base of healthcare, financial services, and entertainment companies. The ideal partner would have experience working with agencies on a project basis. Virtual consulting is okay. Please refer to our website for more information about our agency, www.bryantbrown.com. If you are interested, please forward your resume, relevant experiences, and fee structure.

 

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Director of SEO

Here’s a great job opportunity in Minnesota that I thought I would share:

Job Title: Director of SEO

Description:

Our client, the world leader in online legal information and interactive marketing services is looking for a Director of SEO to manage a team of 35 SEO professionals and continue to build a world class internal SEO department. This person must have proven experience of being able to influence internal stakeholders throughout the organization on the importance of SEO and it’s effects. They must be independently driven with the ability to lead many people.

About the Role:

The Director of SEO will be responsible for leading the fulfillment of all SEO projects and initiatives across all brands. They will need to strategize with the various teams throughout the company and develop education tools and guidelines for the organization in order to optimize every element of their SEO strategy. In this position you will also be responsible for staying current with the Search Engine community, by attending conferences and analyzing the risk/reward associated with new pursuing trends.

Requirements:

Our client is looking for someone with at least 5 years of experience within the search industry to lead a team of 35 search specialists. You must be a strong leader who can manage multiple priorities across multiple business areas. The ability to influence your peers and act as an agent of change is critical to this position.

Major Areas of Accountability:

• Responsible for the leadership of SEO fulfillment for all products.
• Responsible for leading and setting direction for SEO data analysis and reporting.
• Develop research, analysis and strategy initiatives and strategy, and development of the team to execute on those strategies.
• Collaborate with Product Development, Portal and Engineering teams. Provide leadership to optimize various site elements, site structure, architecture, linking and content, and to ensure that new products and enhancements meet SEO requirements.
• Provide leadership for the creation of educational tools and guidelines across the organization.
• Research current trends within Search Engine community – Attend relevant conferences to gather insights from search engine representatives and professionals. Continually monitor new advancements in SEO and evaluation the risk/reward of integration.
• Communicate specific SEO requirements to business/product stakeholders.
• Research emerging technologies for opportunities to expand.

Responsibility for the Work of Others:

• Team of 35 Search Specialists executing SEO fulfillment and analysis.

Financial Responsibility:

• $3 million

Requirements:

Education, Knowledge and Skills

• Minimum of 5 years experience within the search, SEO/SEM, or web analytics environment
• Demonstrated leadership experience of direct and indirect staff in a Web environment with time sensitive responses to changing market trends.
• Strong leadership skills and proficiency in leading multiple priorities across organizations.
• Strong influence and change skills and demonstrated ability to articulate and gain support with leaders across a business.
• Excellent written and verbal communication.
• Proven leadership to lead and influence a wide variety of constituent groups.

Contact: (800) 829-0072, jobs@onwardsearch.com, http://www.onwardsearch.com/jobs/search_marketing_jobs.aspx

SEO Manager Wanted in Renton, WA

I get a lot of communications from recruiters looking for in-house SEOs. Some look pretty good, some less than so.

I just received one that really looks like an opportunity for some search engine optimization expert who is in the market for a new position. Frankly, this one looks like a perfect fit for me. Unfortunately, it’s in Renton, WA and, even if they offered me twice what I make now (and I have no idea what the salary offered will be), I am not in a position to relocate at this time. :(

The position is with Classmates.com, which I use regularly as a paid subscriber. I credit the service with recently getting me back in contact with my best friend in high school who I lost touch with about twenty-five years ago.

So, get your resumes ready and good luck! Here it is: Continue reading