I came in this morning with a voice-mail that makes me green with envy because some lucky SEO is gonna get a super cool gig. The call was from a recruiter looking to hire an in-house SEO to build an in-house SEO program. I'm discreet, so I won't say who the company is, but it's uber-cool and if I weren't happily employed by Yahoo!, I'd be applying.
So, my question is, who is looking for an in-house SEO job right now? Lots of recruiters call me, but most of my contacts have just signed on for new 'gigs.
If you're interested in me sending you info on jobs I think you might be a good fit for, let me know by sending an email and resume to: jessica bowman at gmail dot com, with the subject "I'm looking for an in-house SEO Job". If you're comfortable, the salary range you're after would be nice, because when recruiters call the ranges are all over the board.
And, as always, MUM'S THE WORD, AND IT'S TOTALLY CONFIDENTIAL.
SEMPO just released the results of their salary survey. I don't have time to blog all of the details, but wanted make everyone aware... quite a few people are dealing with their annual reviews this month (or so I suspect based on emails I've been getting on salary information.
"SEMPO’s largest pool of survey respondents – more than 26% - came
from managers, whose compensation clustered in the $60,000 to $90,000.
Despite the manager’s title, SEMPO found that almost half did not
directly manage people.
Senior managers and directors comprised close to 20% of the
respondents. Salary ranges for senior managers clustered in the
$70,000 to $100,000 range, with more than 36% reporting an annual
salary of $80,000+ to $100,000.
Director level compensation tracked with experience: more than 18%
of the directors taking the survey said they had from five to seven
years experience. About a quarter of this group reported annual
salaries between $100,000 and $120,000. With this comes greater
responsibility: more than 44% said they managed monthly budgets in
excess of $200,000."
Often thought to be an urban legend and flat out denied by Googlers
that I know, it's come to my attention that an actual Google
Refrigerator is being given away by Dan Perry. All you have to do is
write about what you would do with the Google Fridge, and there are a
couple of other contest hoops, they they look pretty easy.
As for me... what would I do with the Google Fridge??
those who don't know, I am now working for Yahoo! as an in-house SEO
evangelist, and a big part of my job is to train loads of people
throughout the company on SEO.
I noticed the fridge is small with a handle.... I would proudly carry the Google Refrigerator all over the Yahoo! Campus
to my numerous training sessions and meetings, offering an endless
supply of snacks that is reminiscent of Mary Poppins' bottomless bag.
It would be part of the viral marketing campaign for in-house SEO at
Yahoo! A bit of irony, isn't it. :)
Of course, I would lock up my Google Fridge every night from any envious sticky fingers who may want to ebay it.
In return for winning the Urban Legend Google Refrigerator, I'll
populate the world with as many SEO-savvy developers, designers and
as I possibly can. After all, if you feed them they will come!