SEM Careers - Opportunity meets Preparation!

                  Pradeep Chopra
           Co-founder, OMLogic Consulting
Introduction
2000: Started Whizlabs Software, an IT certification preparation
  company

2000-2007: Grew Whizlabs (using O...
Internet has changed the way business is done
                     today!
Created a level playing field, independent of:
 ...
Being Online is Not an Option!
•   SEM is considered the best option
•   SEM Industry is growing at an incredible pace
   ...
Search Engine Marketing Talent
•   Demand exceeds supply
•   SEM is the core of the marketing
•   Today is the BEST time t...
Why a career in SEM?
•   Flexibility: Anytime, Anywhere!
•   Skills are portable and global
•   SEO: One of the four cutti...
Salaries Overview

            Position                  Salary (’000 US$/annum)

Executive (entry-level)            30-45...
What skills do I need?
•   Common (SEO and PPC)
    – Communication
    – Passionate about Internet
    – Networking
    –...
What lies in the future?
Emerging Areas
  • Web 2.0/Community Building
  • Rich Media Advertising
  • Behavioral Advertisi...
Key to Success
•   Use Search Engine Marketing
    – E.g. Finding a new Job

•   Continuous Learning
    – Including certi...
Thank you!


Wish you all a fulfilling SEM Career!

              Questions Please
        pradeep.chopra@omlogic.com




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OMLogic SEM- Aug 07

  1. 1. SEM Careers - Opportunity meets Preparation! Pradeep Chopra Co-founder, OMLogic Consulting
  2. 2. Introduction 2000: Started Whizlabs Software, an IT certification preparation company 2000-2007: Grew Whizlabs (using Online Marketing only) and won “Most Innovative Indian IT Company” award from NASSCOM 2007: • Sold Whizlabs and started , an Online Marketing Consulting and Outsourcing Company • Started , an Online Marketing Careers Community
  3. 3. Internet has changed the way business is done today! Created a level playing field, independent of: – Time – Distance – Capital »What is the impact?
  4. 4. Being Online is Not an Option! • SEM is considered the best option • SEM Industry is growing at an incredible pace SEM Industry Growth (North America) 20 18.6 18 16 14 11.5 12 9.4 10 8 5.8 6 4 2 0 2005 2006 2007 2011 Year Source: SEMPO 2006 Survey »What will fuel this growth?
  5. 5. Search Engine Marketing Talent • Demand exceeds supply • SEM is the core of the marketing • Today is the BEST time to be an SEM professional
  6. 6. Why a career in SEM? • Flexibility: Anytime, Anywhere! • Skills are portable and global • SEO: One of the four cutting-edge jobs (Source: RHI) • Innovation and Adventure • You don’t need a professional degree • Salaries are attractive
  7. 7. Salaries Overview Position Salary (’000 US$/annum) Executive (entry-level) 30-45 Specialist (3-5 years) 50-75 Expert (5-7 years) 75-90 Director (7-10 years) 95-150 VP (10+ years) Upto 300 Source: ClickZ
  8. 8. What skills do I need? • Common (SEO and PPC) – Communication – Passionate about Internet – Networking – Quick Learner • SEO PPC Technical: - Creative: copy writing HTML/Webmaster/Optimization - Analytical & Quantitative • Sales & Marketing: Ability to be in customer’s world
  9. 9. What lies in the future? Emerging Areas • Web 2.0/Community Building • Rich Media Advertising • Behavioral Advertising • Conversions/Analytics • Beyond US Hot Verticals • Retail • Travel • Finance • Education • Social Networking • SEM
  10. 10. Key to Success • Use Search Engine Marketing – E.g. Finding a new Job • Continuous Learning – Including certification • Leadership Role – Teams are expanding – Ability to apply SEM
  11. 11. Thank you! Wish you all a fulfilling SEM Career! Questions Please pradeep.chopra@omlogic.com Join us at (www.omcareers.org)

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