How I started my own digital marketing business Rebecca Coupe graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theology and Religious Studies in 2011 and has since gone on to set up a successful online marketing business; Infinity Digital. When it came to applying to University I had absolutely no idea what career I wanted to pursue or what subject to choose to “leave my options open.” I finally settled on Theology and Religious Studies because I enjoyed the subject at school and hoped the research and communication skills I’d gain would help in my career (luckily I was right!). Exploring options through experience I knew I needed to get a better idea of what type of job I’d enjoy and gain some real experience of the world of work so I decided to have a gap year. I found a job as an office junior and quickly progressed from making cups of tea and answering the phone to get involved with everything from customer service to sales, marketing and even product development.
Applications developer: Job description Applications developers translate software requirements into workable programming code and maintain and develop programs for use in business. Most will specialise in a specific development field - such as mobile phone applications, accounting software, office suites or graphics software - and will have in-depth knowledge of at least one computer language. The work of an applications developer differs with a systems developer in that systems software allows a computer to actually run. Users interface with the applications software, which is served by the systems software. Applications, or 'apps', can be written for a particular system, such as Windows or Android, or across numerous platforms, including computers and mobile devices.
Careers in the digital industry: Not just about the tech Think digital careers are just for ‘techy’ people? Think again. Digital now impacts on every area of life and is creating lots of opportunities in various roles across all sectors. Art gallery curator Job Information Page Content Art gallery curator Hours37 per weekStarting salary£25,000 + per year Art gallery curators manage collections of paintings and objects. These are usually of artistic and historical interest. How I got my job – Morrisons Marketing Graduate scheme Katie McCormack graduated in 2012, then worked for a couple of years developing her professional experience before securing a place on a graduate scheme earlier this year. Here she shares her experiences and learning points as well as the experience of undertaking a video interview. About me I have recently gained a place on a marketing graduate scheme at Morrisons. I graduated back in 2012 with a degree in Communication Studies and have worked for two years since, which shows you don’t always have to be a recent graduate to get accepted onto a graduate scheme. Work experience
Applications programmer: job description Applications programmers are responsible for designing and modifying computer applications. They are also required to implement their systems and to offer training and support. What does an applications programmer do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills Applications programmers write code for software applications. For larger applications, programmers may work in a team to complete different aspects of the system. University of Leeds Careers Centre Blog It’s not like it was in Don Draper’s time when you blagged your way in by getting your future boss wrecked in a Madison Avenue bar but it’s still a fun industry. In this blog post our Senior Careers Consultant, Sue Holdsworth, offers her insight in to the creative world of Advertising. Advertisements are everywhere in the UK – from television to radio to billboards. An advertisement helps to market a product or a service – it does this by presenting it in a positive way to make it sound interesting or attractive to the consumer. Bearing this in mind, it is an industry where having a creative flair is essential. Think of an advertisement you have seen recently.
Curator: job description Curators are responsible for assembling, cataloguing, managing and presenting/displaying artistic and cultural collections. What does a curator do? Typical employers | Qualifications and training | Key skills Curators are in charge of a collection of exhibits in a museum or art gallery. Their job is to build up collections, often in specialist areas.
5 reasons to consider a career in the digital sector Scarlett Wilson is a Keele University graduate and is currently working as a Digital Marketing Executive for Bubble Jobs – a niche digital jobs board that specialises in advertising digital, e-commerce, media and marketing jobs. In this post she outlines how she got into the sector and some of the reasons she thinks it’s great. When I was in my final year at Keele University I found myself a little lost – I knew I was interested in marketing because of my extra-curricular activities and work experience but I wasn’t sure of my options. I had a look around and saw that the digital industry had loads of potential – so that was the moment that I decided I wanted a digital job. Fast forward a year and here I am writing a guest blog as a Digital Marketing Executive at Bubble Jobs.
Multimedia programmer: Job description A multimedia programmer works with different multimedia features such as, text, sound, graphics, digital photography, 2D/3D modelling, animation and video to create products such as websites or computer programmes. Multimedia products mainly work on the internet but can also be used in: interactive television; information kiosks; DVDs; CD-ROMs; computer games consoles; mobile phones. Programmers may come from a design or computing background, but the role demands a combination of both creative and technical skills. The multimedia programmer usually works to a designer's specification.