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Interview with a Computer Technician

Interview with a Computer Technician
I am a computer technician in the music/retail industry and have worked in this field for the past 15 years. My job is to troubleshoot, develop and program websites. One common misunderstanding involving my field of work is that just because I am a computer technician, I am not solely working with computer hardware or even software.On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rank my job an 8. At times, there can be a lot of pressure to get a certain job completed. My ranking would be higher if the end users would give me more information regarding the errors they experience because then I could get the problems solved more quickly and be less stressed.I do enjoy working with computers. I feel that it is my calling to the extent that this is what I have been called to do, at least for the moment. If I could have more contact with internationals, or even be in another country, I think I could be in my true calling, but I'm content in what I do now.I do not have a degree; everything I have learned in this field has been self-taught and experience-driven. In fact, when looking for...
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Interview with a Social Media Manager

Interview with a Social Media Manager
What is your job title and what industry do you work in? How many years of experience do you have in this field? I am the social media manager for The Denver Post in Denver, Colorado. I have been in this position for three years. I previously served as an account executive for a newspaper in central Florida. How would you describe what you do? What does your work entail? Are there any common misunderstandings you want to correct about what you do? I help my company use social media to deliver the news, build a community around our content, and sell access to our followers to companies who want to advertise their products or services. Our social media division generates revenue for the company that keeps our flagging print division in business. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your job satisfaction? What might need to change about your job to unleash your full enthusiasm? I would rate my job a 7. I enjoy the challenge of sales, but my portfolio of clients is very large and my days are primarily occupied by meeting with clients about their accounts. I have very little time to focus...
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Interview with a Blogger

Interview with a Blogger
This is a true story as told to DiversityJobs, where you can find career interviews for the job you’ve been looking at and available positions in your desired field. I am a full-time blogger with my own website on Tumblr. My Tumblr blog is a collection of my amateur landscape photography and integrates FotoMoto technology to sell my artwork. I have been a blogger full time for the past year and a half. As a blogger, my work involves more than just the computer. I spend about 15 hours a week hiking and taking pictures for my blog. Then, I use editing software to fix any composition issues and to watermark my photos. I then go to my Tumblr page and post them. Finally, it is promotion time. I like my photography blog to have very little text and words and have the art speak for itself. So, I have to “speak for it” in other ways: through e-mails, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+. These lead my followers back to my Tumblr site. The biggest misunderstanding about what I do is that it is an isolating job. I am out in the field taking pictures and often have friends with me when...
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Interview with an Online Technical Writer

Interview with an Online Technical Writer
This is a true story as told to LatPro.com, the worldwide leader in providing online employment resources for Hispanic and bilingual professionals. LatPro is the largest diversity employment site in the U.S. and the most complete personal career advancement service for Latino and bilingual professionals. I am a consultant technical writer in the transportation industry, and have worked in this field for the past 32 years. Currently, I am reviewing and editing maintenance documentation for commuter railroad cars. This documentation can take the form of descriptive information about what is being maintained, procedures about how to maintain this equipment, and parts lists of what would have to be replaced or repaired. The work itself is very detail oriented. The maintenance procedures are especially important as the safety of the maintenance workers is dependent upon how well the procedures are written. Most people I have met do not seem to have a clue as to what a technical writer actually does. There are so many facets to technical writing that it is easy to be misunderstood. I could be writing about Navy airplanes or financial software, and everything in between. I have always loved what I do, so I would definitely rate...
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Interview with a Computer Marketing Professional

Interview with a Computer Marketing Professional
 This is the career as told to JustJobs.com. This site houses thousands of job listings from companies across the United States. If you have considered a career in the IT industry, read on to learn what the job is really like from this Computer Marketing Professional. Visit JustJobs to find out how to secure your dream job today. I work as a channels marketing manager in the computer networking industry and have 2 years of experience in this position. Channels marketing is a very specific field, so my responsibilities differ greatly from those of traditional brand or corporate marketing professionals. The major differences are: close contact with field sales and partners, heavy reliance on business intelligence in creating campaigns, and accountability for every dollar spent.I have strategic partner accounts that resell our company's products, and I am responsible for growing their sales. I spend my days looking at the sales data, analyzing it, and coming up with creative ideas on how to motivate our partner's sales team to sell more of our products. I have budgets that I can allocate to certain activities, and I need to stay within those budgets. I talk with our internal sales managers and the marketing team...
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Interview with an SEO Professional

Interview with an SEO Professional
This is a true story told to LatPro.com, the worldwide leader in providing online employment resources for Hispanic and bilingual professionals since 1997. With 95 of the Fortune 100 companies using its service, LatPro is the largest diversity employment site in the U.S. and the most complete personal career advancement service for Latino and bilingual professionals. Visit to find careers in your field specifically tailored for Hispanic and bilingual professionals like yourself.   My job title is SEO Specialist and I work in a variety of industries as I am self-employed. The main industry I work in would be considered affiliate marketing as I operate several of my own web properties and generate revenue through affiliate marketing programs. I have worked in this field for three years now. When I describe what I do to others I explain that I get a cut of the revenue generated by sales from my websites. I have to explain what an affiliate program is first so that people can understand how I make money from my websites. Once they understand affiliate marketing, it is easy to explain to them what search engine optimization is and how that drives the revenue I create. On a...
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Interview with a Computer Programmer

Interview with a Computer Programmer
* What is your job title and what industry do you work in? How many years of experience do you have in this field? I wear a number of different hats, including computer network technician, and computer repair technician. I have about five years experience with each of those main disciplines, writer, and social media enthusiast. * How would you describe what you do? What does your work entail? Are there any common misunderstandings you want to correct about what you do? I set up networks for home networking and small businesses, and provide technical support and troubleshooting when there are problems with the networks. I also help repair computers, especially those that have issues due to computer viruses and malware. The work I do is relatively simple, and women can do it just as well as men. It often seems that many women think it is a difficult and physical demanding job, and it really is not. * On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your job satisfaction? What might need to change about your job to unleash your full enthusiasm? I would say my job satisfaction is about a nine. Increased money, and more balance,...
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IT Specialist is Thankful for His Military Training

IT Specialist is Thankful for His Military Training
Considered working as an IT Specialist? This interview will take you through the ups and downs you can expect in the position, what it takes to land the job, what you can expect to earn and more. I am an IT Specialist with Cisco. I work on building network platforms. My team of ten installs networking solutions for call centers in India. I am 38 years-old and have been employed with Cisco for two years. However, I have 22 years of experience in the networking field. I retired from the military two years ago. At the time of my retirement, I had served 20 years in the Air Force. I was a Senior Master Sergeant. I entered the military at age 18 and received all my training in computer systems. My team and I travel to India and work with their government and businesses. We provide a mainframe infrastructure for their various call centers. India really does not have the support needed to run as many computers and centers as they currently do. Many people think my team and I teach those who live in India how to mainframe and network. This is not true. They have to attend school or...
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