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Opportunities Within Technology with PwC – 2014 Nationwide Competitive + benefits
Applied Intelligence Graduate Data & Technical Analyst South East Competitive + benefits
Web Analytics & Conversion Analyst London £19000.00 to £24000 per annum + Bonus
Just IT Graduate Programme - Software Development - London London £18 to 25k
Capgemini Technology Graduate Programme South East, London, West Midlands, Nationwide Competitive + benefits
Webstore Developer: Nottingham, UK Central, East Midlands £22,500 + benefits
Web Designer / Web Developer - PHP HTML SEO West Midlands 23k to 25k
Matalan - Mailer Coordinator - Maternity Cover (6 Months) North West Competitive + benefits
RGU - Technical Degree or Job? Want to Work in Oil and Gas? Nationwide Course
Jaguar Land Rover PR Graduate Scheme (Coming Soon) West Midlands, North West competitive + benefits
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How To Get a Job In Internet & Digital Media

The Internet and Digital Media sector attracts two kinds of graduates. These jobs look for candidates that can operate in a variety of fields, but apply similar skills. Employers look for candidates to be internet and technically savvy, on top of industry trends and be able to add a creative element to their work. The roles that are offered in this sector are varied and can be fascinating careers to pursue.

There are two sides graduates can look to ply their skills and explore their interests in. First, there is the technical side of the Internet and Digital Media. This can include such job roles as web developer, cyber security and data analyst. These kinds of roles require graduates to have excellent knowledge of not only how the internet works but understand the concepts and practicalities behind it. Being able to understand what makes websites function and look great is important but an understanding to modern day threats to big company websites are becoming a pressing issue for the sector.

The other side is more creative. Digital Media also includes job roles in web developing but also encompasses more elements of digital marketing, search engine optimisation and harnessing social media. These roles do not always require graduates to be fluent in HTML and Java script, although it can come in handy. What they require of applicants is that they understand and can utilise these skills and processes to really advance a company's online presence and reception.

The cogs of internet

Roles such as web development and design can lend themselves to jobs in Computing and IT. However, if candidates are looking to specialise and make a career out of the internet, a slightly different set of skills and passions are needed to impress employers. What candidates should be primarily emphasising to employers is how technically proficient they are. For example, if a candidate can demonstrate previous experience in web building and design it will increase the likelihood of their application being carried forward.

Knowledge of programming languages such as HTML, JavaScript and C++, amongst others is a great start. Employers might not be just satisfied with a qualification, either from your degree or otherwise, but candidates would be advised to have a portfolio of examples ready to awe recruiters. Some of this can be taught on the job. For example, Detica offer training with the job without requiring strong previous knowledge of certain technical skills.

Some of these roles can demand a strong ability to absorb and process information on a large scale. This can be beneficial for graduates with degrees in maths, physics or other conceptual degrees. Candidates should be sure to emphasise their ability to understand and make sense large amounts of complex information. Examples of problem solving and logical thinking are effective when working in this area, especially when applying to large cyber security companies.

Digital Media, marketing and making a name online

A different side to the internet are the opportunities available in digital media and online marketing. While this will always have a lot of cross over with elements of marketing and media, the digital aspect can offer a totally different career and requires a different skillset. The media side of the internet offers such roles as Online Marketing, Content Production or SEO manager. These three different fields are an example of the variety that candidates can hope to explore.

When considering online marketing, candidates must understand that this is an extremely competitive sector. Experience or internships are vital to secure any success. For example, graduates would be advised to have evidence of where they have developed marketing skills outside of their degree. Sometimes skills that have been earned in degrees are appreciated, but if a candidate has gone that extra mile and shown a real passion for this, employers will be impressed. It could include doing the marketing or online campaigns for events or societies at university.

Employers look for graduates to be competent with search engine optimisation (SEO). An understanding of how this works is important for keeping websites in prime, readable positions. If a candidate can harness Google and other search engines they can improve the websites visibility and therefore improve visits and impressions. In the modern day, employers view this as vital to a website's success. Evidence should be put forward if a candidate has been involved in any university marketing, student media promotion or promotion of a personal blog.

Content Production is a role that is becoming more popular with web based companies. This requires the successful candidate to produce written content for websites and other types of copy. Important elements of SEO and marketing ideas also come into play with this role. However, the role requires applicants to have an excellent command of written English and be able to apply them to the website's needs. Candidates should provide a portfolio of examples of where and what they have written. For example, this could have been in student newspapers, student magazines or any other copywriting they have undertaken. Using the writing they have undertaken at university should not be disregarded, but evidence of different styles would be advantageous.

Digital Events Coordinator at Telefónica

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