Applying for SEO specialist postion to company

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  1. daytrader

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    I attended an SEO gathering just this afternoon and I met some old friends and finally some online friends in our local seo forum.
    Someone attended in the gathering was actually scouting for SEO talents so she opened up what she's up to and told us to apply if were interested. And I think I'll try it this time, should i mention in my application letter the sites I've ranked to prove I'm worth?
    these sites by the way are just my own.
     
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    Why not? You gotta show to your future boss how good are you before they hiring you
     
  3. Shahrier

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    Show off whatever you can that will get you the job. Try to impress your employer by showing him/her your best work.
     
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    i'm kinda hesitant as its just my own sites. :D
    haven't really provide SEO services to other. but this is really a great opportunity for me to learn how their team do their job.

    should i just mention it in my resume or in the application letter itself?
     
  5. DaveB

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    So you do not clutter up the application letter or your resume why not make a little online portfolio about the sites you have created, there rankings and statistics and some of the SEO methods you have used for each one. Then she can look it over easily and at her own pace. This could also come in handy down the road if you have to apply for another similar job. No matter what you decide to do you should most certainly show her your past work even if it is just personal projects. Anything that highlights your past work experiences and current talents is well worth showing to a prospective employer. It could also be an interview conversation starter as well.
     
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    You should definitely let her know about the work you have done. After all it took hard work and it should be introduced as an achievement. You could mention it on your application. I agree with DaveB you should create an online page about your work. Although working for the public as on a job is worth more yet any work which has taught you something can be added to your working experience. Or if you are still reluctant about it add it as a hobby.
     
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    there is no harm for you to mention it in resume, try your best and never regret. The different within SEO own site and other is time and volume. Before I start SEO role, I only optimize my own site for fun, I can more time to a single site. But the moment I accepted SEO job, in a month time I need to monitor 30-40 accounts, I only can spent limited time to an account.
     
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    I did mention my sites in the application letter and just my personal site in my resume. After we talked last monday, she did arrange a new meeting this monday to meet members of her team. Hope I like the environment as I've heard as i posted an inquiry in our local forum that its in the next city and located somewhere in the rural area. :D

    i'll take pictures when i get there and posts it here. :D update you later..
     
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    yes you can...so the employer can know your talents and working conditions...:)
     
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    Of course you should. You need to show proofs that you are an excellent SEO.
     
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    I did show them my sites and they wanna hire me. they also have their own way to SEO. seem like their offer is too low for a fulltime job.
     
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    Good to heard that they willing to hire you. If you feel that it is worth for you to get low pay and explore their SEO strategic, just go ahead. Some time knowledge is more important than money.
     

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