SEO Jobs Search Engine
Are you about to make the transition from freelance SEO consulting to in-house SEO? I’ve been there. In 2005 I searched for corporate SEO jobs at substantial companies, and found it very tedious to trawl through each of the major job boards. The top standbys for SEO job searches are OASEO.com, The SEOMoz Job Board, Dice.com, SEMPO’s SEO job list, Indeed.com, Craigslist, SimplyHired.com (my favorite), the occassional post at SearchEngineWatch blog, Ssearch Engine Land or a few top SEO bloggers who mention full time positions in passing here or there.
The major drawback to relying on these jobs boards or even recruiters and headhunters is that each has a limited number of resources to draw from. For example, recruiters will only tell you about SEO positions they can get referral fees on, many organizations rely on posts by employers. While employers may use a single recruiter, rely on a single SEO jobs board or simply ask their human resources department to find a suitable SEO job candidate. Each of those have limitations and shortcomings that are dependent on
and restricted sources.
As I ruminated over how to simplify AND broaden that SEO Jobs search – Google announced their new “Custom Search Engine” based on Google Co-op. To be thorough and fair, I’ve also put alternate custom search engines (below) based on Eurekster and Yahoo Search Builder. Let me know what you think of the Reality SEO Job Search Engine!
A bit of advice here – use your search skills, qualifiers, query operators, and quote marks. Don’t hesitate to include the city you are targeting and the words "Job" or "Position" in your search query.
I’ve provided a generic starting point if you want to just click for a quick test.
If you want to read valuable information to help you find that plum SEO job, read my definitive article which includes SEO salary ranges, expected degrees & SEO certifications, as well as typical SEO Job Descriptions in "SEO Job Search – Finding Search Engine Optimization Positions". Once you’ve landed a few interviews, you’d be wise to read my Top Ten Tips for SEO Job Interviews article. If you’ve got comments on the results you get with this SEO Jobs custom search engine, visit this blog post and leave your comments. Here is a great blog post by by Marios Alexandrou and All Things SEM titled, “55 SEO (job) Interview Questions” that you must read as either a candidate or an interviewer. There are things in that article that both candidates and employers should consider and/or know about.
I was interviewed about a dozen times before accepting an SEO job myself and have participated in interviews of a couple dozen other SEO’s seeking work since then- and I hope you’ll find valuable both the SEO Job Search engine, and the tools and resources linked from this page.
The following graphs come from SimplyHired
The SEO Salaries graph below can be viewed by city of your choice on the SimplyHired site. I showed details from San Francisco for a Director level position in San Francisco.
Average Director Of SEO Salaries in San Francisco, CA
|In USD as of Aug 3, 2008||
The short interview above is Michael McDonald of WebProNews.com Talking with Greg Jarboe of SEO-PR about the trend toward in-house SEO and the need for formal training of search engine marketers. The interview was from Search Engine Strategies in New York.
Cartoon Copyright © by James Cook of SEO Refugee.com
Here’s an option for those of you who prefer Eurekster Swicki’s for your SEO/SEM job search.
If those options don’t work well for you, here’s a “Job-O-Matic” widget from SimplyHired for you to try as well.
Let me know if the Google Custom Search Engine or the Similar Eurekster or Yahoo Search Builder version of this SEO Job Search Engine works best for your job search. Meanwhile, here is a collection of SEO Employment Articles.
- John Alexander of Online Web Training on SEO Career Training
- Jill Whalen Q&A on Whether Companies Should Take SEO In-House
- Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz PayScale.com Video on SEO Salaries
- SEO jobs Search Engine – Helps you Find Search Marketing Jobs
- SEO Job Interview – What to Expect in SEO Employment Meeting
- SEO Job Search – Finding In-House SEO Positions
- What do Companies Expect from In-House SEO?