How would recruiters describe my job?
October 5, 2013 6:56 AM Subscribe
I love what I do at work. I hate my company. What sort of job titles do other companies give my job, so that I can make sure I'm applying for something similar (but hopefully at a better place)?
posted by anonymous to work & money (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My current job is at an online retailler. I prepare new products for uploading into the system. This includes the following:
* Sourcing product information from the manufacturers/distributors
* Sourcing product photos (or sometimes taking them myself)
* Writing product descriptions that fit within the style of the site and within the general culture of the product's users
* Writing detailed specifications of the product
* Editing photos of the product to fit with the site's style (often including some major Photoshop magic)
* Formatting the descriptions and specifications into HTML
* Creating CSV files with all the product descriptions, specifications, pricing, and metadata needed for the content management system
* Working with the content management system to ensure the products are appropriately placed within the system
I also do a heck of a lot more at the company (including Facebook/Twitter promotion, newsletter writing, designing advertisements, writing catalogues, and being the general IT support/person who knows the systems/general brain), but what I've listed above is what I really really like doing.
Honestly, you could lock me in a room with a few distributors' catalogues, access to a couple of B2B websites, and a nice computer, and I'd be happy for months to come.
But what is this job called? Right now, I'm called a Web Administrator, but that's such a vague title that it's nearly impossible to find on recruitment sites. All the Web Marketing ones I look at seem to think I'll want to do nothing but SEO and PPC, and I don't want that.
I like writing about things. How can I keep on writing about things without working for the awful company I'm working for now?
(I've thought about freelancing, but I know it'd be difficult, as I have problems selling myself to people, not to mention the whole "talking about money" thing. If there was a way to freelance-without-freelancing... Also: in the UK, if that helps)