The digital age is here to stay and, with more and more young people choosing a career in media, it is also one of the most competitive markets in the world and growing fast. If you want to get ahead in the digital world, you need to decide when of the many avenues you’re going to take – one that still pays the bills but keeps you engaged and having fun even after 10 years on the job!
This is the ideal job for all your creative types out there. Your ability to adapt to your client’s needs is what will make you a superstar in this industry and the freedom to design concepts from scratch will keep you motivated. You will need training and enthusiasm for this role but it can be highly rewarding as well. An alternative is graphic design for the internet which is ideal for artists who can render digital art as part of their portfolio.
You may not think that marketing qualifies as a digital job but it certainly does these days. Times were that print was the major form of advertising with online coming in a close second. Well, now the tables have turned and despite what people think, digital marketing is very different from the print version. You have to be able to think globally every time you create a press release or marketing campaign, which expands your role internationally in the blink of an eye. It can also entail a lot of travelling so is perfect if you’ve always fancied yourself as a jet-setter.
Once solely the realm of sci-fi fans and newspaper columnists, blogging has now become an industry all by itself. From mummy bloggers making their wages through reviews and product placement, to international bloggers who travel all over the world to write about culture, food, fashion and more, the age of the blogger is certainly here and in full swing. The great thing about blogging is that anyone can do it; all you need is a computer and an idea.
This is a fairly loose term for what is essentially someone who goes out and finds the best of the World Wide Web and shares it! This role comes by many other names, such as Manager of Programming, Director of Online Research and so on, but if you are someone who wants to be at the forefront of new digital entertainment, then this could be the role for you. Whether it is hunting out the latest internet sensation, finding a hidden vocal talent on YouTube or sussing out the hottest Bingo Mania games, you will need an eye for things that are new and exciting.
Technically this is a company, not a specific job, but chances are if you work for Google, you’re doing something online. As one of the world’s biggest search engines and with offices all over the world, Google is a global presence in the digital age. And what is the best thing about working for Google? You mean besides the global presence and high profile we just mentioned? It has to be the offices themselves! The Stockholm based office is just one example of how cool it is to work at Google – they have different spaces decorated with themes that are kitted out with sofas, ping pong tables, bean bags table football and you can even ride a bike through the corridors.