Get a Suit!

I was recently involved in a conversation where I was told that I need to get a suit. Looking at the person a bit shocked, I replied “I have a suit!”. “Get another” was the response, before it was back tracked a little bit. Although there was no malice in the comment, it did get me thinking about how there seems to be two types of businessmen in todays world. Some that are old school business people, suit, tie, serious, successful, whereas there is also a new breed of businessmen coming through. Relaxed, still successful, but more carefree.

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Does it Pay to Get a Degree?

Although money is not the biggest factor in why I do my job, this infographic shows that it does pay well, if you work hard and are dedicated. The infographic below by Crisp360 indicates that you don’t need a degree to earn a lot of money, so those 4 years spent at University where a bit of a waste of money, or were they? 😉

At the time of publishing this post, the SEO Director role would pay £71k per annum.

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2011 Round Up

At the start of the year I wrote a blog post outlining what I was looking to achieve in 2011 from both a personal and professional point of view.

This post is a quick round-up of what I did and didn’t achieve.

Change Job

Back in February I wrote a post called “off to pastures new” where I talked about leaving iThinkMedia and moving to Oxford based search agency SEOptimise.

Buy a New Car

Well! Unfortunately this still hasn’t happened, and I am not happy about it! Although my current vehicle does the job, it’s not something that I am proud of and it was handed to me to fill the gap after I wrote my last car off. I am determined to ensure that next year I will get a new car.

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Off to Pastures New!

After 2 and half years working at iThinkMedia I have decided for personal reasons that it was time for a change. As of the 7th of March 2011 I will be working for SEOptimise.

Since helping Chris Ailey form iThinkMedia in October 2008 I have helped the company grow from a 2 man team in a converted garage to 7 strong in an amazing converted barn in the Hertfordshire countryside.

During my time at iThinkMedia I have managed to achieve a number of goals including implementing best practice processes to improve efficiency, create in-house training documents, source tools and work with some of the largest companies in the UK.

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