Tuesday March 30, 2004

I had an interview!

I had a job interview today for a position as a Strategic Online Writer/Content Manager. The position sounded very interesting... but not ideal. Not right for me, at least not as a full time employee.

The company is looking for someone to manage all of their online content, newsletters, web page wording, advertising banners, etc. That person would own the content, look it all over, get a feel for what works and what doesn't, test everything, come up with new ideas, and figure out how to generate more "qualified leads". There are a number of problems that need to be solved, and I'm good at solving problems. However, I found myself thinking of ways to write a program to do analysis of the data. That's not what they are looking for; not yet, anyway.

Also, the position is in the Internet Marketing team. I really am of a much more technical bent. I think I'd go mad trying to generate "marketing" content full-time.

Still, they have a lot of problems they need to solve and there are things I could do for them. The company is interesting and doing good for the community. If I could work part-time, in a freelance (contract) capacity, I'd say "yes" in a heartbeat. So, I'm drafting a letter to the hiring manager to thank her for meeting with me and to suggest some ways I could help out without coming on board as a full-time employee. We'll see if anything comes of that.

I had an interview! ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Tue, 30 Mar, 22:32 Pacific | Comments (1)