Getting first job easily in the field of Search Engine Optimization can be a tough task for most of the people but it’s still an interesting process and you can learn a lot from it. Here are few steps I will recommend you to follow before you start job hunting.
Setup your own blog/Website
Setup a free blog on blogger or wordpress. Write and update it regularly and experiment with link building and other onpage SEO elements.
• Enhance your writing skills
• Build your portfolio
• Make it easy for you to understand practical SEO concepts and visitors behavior.
Look for a freelance project. It could be project of your friend’s website or of any other referral. Don’t expect money at this stage just do it to build your portfolio and see how much you achieve in terms of rankings and traffic.
Create and maintain your social profiles
No matter if you haven’t secured a good job yet; you can still create professional profiles if you are working as freelancer or on your own blog, start connecting with people through industry blogs and communities. It will give you good exposure as well as knowledge.
This is the most important thing; there are many options for social networking. LinkedIn is a good place to start networking with professionals. By doing this you will get to know many important things regarding your work and job hunting.
Look for Internship Opportunities
Once you have initiated with your own blog or a small freelance/referral project, make a specific resume and cover letter with your SEO skills clearly mentioned in it. Don’t go for a generic resume even if you are a newbie in SEO Industry. Highlight you industry related interests, skills, publications and projects and most importantly you RANKINGS.
Internship or trainee seo opportunities are always there. Browse local job sites like rozee.pk or mustakbil.com and look for SEO jobs .Don’t worry if they need lots of experience, you can still find employers contact details (email address) and send them a cold internship/trainee job application. Believe it or not it works!
So these are few tips I wanted to share with you. Hope you will find it informative and actionable. Good luck with you Job Hunting and don’t forget to link back to my SEO blog when you get a job