Steps to Recruiting an SEO Manager

Much of my time in the past month has been consumed by an SEO recruitment campaign we’ve been running in the US and UK for a major client. In that time, I’ve had the opportunity to really think about my relationships with the recruitment agencies I’ve been working with and review how their selection process has helped or hindered our efforts. I’d like to share some pointers based on an ideal initial recruitment process to filter the best SEO’s and make finding your SEO Management rock star a painless process.…

Group interviews – the way to go when you’re recruiting SEO’s

Credit: Joe Shlabotnik Recruiting new SEO’s to join your team can be pretty tough. Finding the time to run the interviews, booking the meeting rooms and reviewing the CV’s can be time exhaustive and slow. If you’re recruiting candidates who are relatively new to the world of SEO, why not try a group interview at first base to find your best people? It’s a great way to analyse how potential employees interact within a group and can really highlight the “attractive” skills such as communication, presentation and team interaction. Here…

Demand for SEO Jobs in 2008

Google’s keyword research tool is probably one of the most powerful tools in your keyword research arsenal. Why? Because it gives you hard numbers, and monthly volume ratios for the past 12 months. I’ve been using some Google keyword tool data to look at the demand for the keyword “seo jobs“. (Excuse the obvious internal link…) Hopefully I’ll be able to provide some insight into what’s been going on in the SEO recruitment market in the UK throughout 2008. SEO Jobs demand in 2008 2008 has seen an overall  increase…