Take a job role and add the term “executive” to it and it adds more gravitas to the role.
Or does it?
What is an executive anyway? Probably something dreamed up by recruitment (executives 😉
“Grunt”, would probably be a more accurate term.
SEO Content Grunts wanted
Would that get a better class of application? I don’t know, but it would let people know that the company hiring is different and does not bullshit.
Content grunts are valued at Cornwallseo, they are the bods that make the machine move. Without them there are nothing. Our content grunts are well looked after. I’m getting the feeling that you lot who have executive after your name may feel a tad used and abused. I don’t know.
Do you think the term “executive” really changes anything?
Does the boss feed you free donuts daily?
When we hire for a post we treat it the same way as we would a bit of linkbait or infographic. We need to attract people who are highly creative and want to make a mark, and have a twinkle in their eye.
We are not hiring just yet, in Cornwall or London. But when we do we want to win “The Most Creative Job Advert” award at the next BAFTA’s.
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More about this later.
I know how much I should be paid, but how much should an agency seo, or an in-house seo be paid?
As a freelance my fee is dictated by the market, I set it too high and I get no takers, too low and I am swamped.
But what about those who work in organisations? It’s a difficult question for some to answer and I so rarely see it discussed in the seo blog world. Maybe because not everyone wants this information public.
Various factors are obviously involved like, experience, expertise, job availablity etc.
But what’s the starting pay for an seo and how much can you earn?
I’m interested in your thoughts.
Since I announced I was going to help other SEO professionals get work at seo agencies and as in-house seo’s it’s been a crazy 24 hours. After making the SEO Job post and twitter I have been amazed at the response. We’ve been swamped by quite a few CV’s from some very talented people who are woefully underpaid. It may be a while before we can reply to everyone.
A number of people have told me that the best SEO’s are those who are self employed and that in-house guys are just trained monkies. It’s simply not the case as not everyone wants the stress, pressure and lack of security being your own boss brings.
Some people want to be able to leave the work at the office and simply have a good time and get paid a heck of a lot of money for what they do with no worries about where the next client will come from.
Personally, it’s not for me. Not that anyone would ever employ me anyway and I love the high-wire act of working for yourself. But simply because you do seo in-house does not mean you are any less talented.
And there is no reason why you shouldn’t be well paid if you are hot stuff.