I used to live in Russia, i was a student. I was offline computer freak and a little bit of a gamer. Lan parties and such. A bit of BBS and Fido.
I was a software engineer working on embedded systems.
Before that I was a field service engineer.
Before that I was a production manager for an electronics assembly line.
Before that I was....
College (Central Washington U.)
U.S. Navy (NAS Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wa.)
Retail Store Owner (Portland, Or.)
Now, online store owner.
That about covers it.
college (cape town)
worked at a furniture shop.
now doing SEO/design..etc.
<"web people" are IT nerds> i only got into computers after high school, i was too busy surfing or going to parties with friends to sit behind a computer.
I was a spy. ;)
Now I have to kill you all..... :P
I was a student in Television and Broadcasting.
Inkjet Printer Engineer
Business Development Manager for a Printer Manufacturer.
Business Development Manager for a Printer Repair Company
Managing Director for a ISP / SEM company
I was a professional musician. Did a lot of touring throughout the U.S. and overseas. Didn't know hardly a thing about computers. My ex-wife still teases me about the time she wanted to get a "real computer" and I was just disgusted. Me: "I've got this screamin 386 running DOS, PFSFile, PFSWrite and Lotus123, what more could we possibly need?" Her: "But there's this thing called Windows with pictures and a mouse and the internet..." I just didn't get it. But we ended up getting a Mac (which was what everyone in the music business was using) and the rest is history. Now my guitar mostly gathers dust. :)
Yacht Charter Broker/owner of small brokerage firm
Manager of Yacht Charter Company
Owner of failed Brewery (Beer)
Yacht Broker/owner of brokerage firm
Marketing & Sales Director for a large tableware company
Marketing Director for a medium sized tableware company
General Manager of Olympic Training Complex
Owner of a Students for Hire Company which I later franchised
Swimming Pool Manager
World Stomper (aka a bum with a travel bug)
Warehouse Inventory Control
Marketing Events Coordinator
I was a land surveyor working in very remote mountains of northern Maine and New Hampshire. Chainsaws, theodolites, handheld computers (this was pre-Global Positioning Systems). Resupplied every 10-days by canoe and logging roads.
Fell into web programming because of my experience in creating survey-related programs on HP-Handhelds for the many and varied jobs.
Laying out a good map is something like laying out a good website. In the early days of the internet that was considered a close match.
Nerd? A realestate client said I look like a bouncer.
took all this up straight out of college.
An alcoholic...........oh wait that hasn't changed. I was in college and an alcoholic.
I also fancied a drink once or twice at collge, it sure does teach you how to drink. Luckily I got a job at a very nice internet company 2 months out of college.
College (Eng.Lit, Philosophy)
Retail Assistant in clothes shop
More College (French, Creative Writing, more Philosophy)
Games Tester (paid to play video games...cool!)
Some vaguely MLM-type tomfoolery
More College (Law)
and then on to:
A fairly mixed bag.
You can add to my CV 'rejected for a job by McDonalds'. LOL! That was after the second spell of college.
Worked on an assembly line making close to minimum wage. I was hired 7 years ago @ the age of 18 to hand submit sites to Excite and build templates. It's actually amusing now that I think of it. My now current partner was my boss and I remember the first day he said to me, "OK Mike, first thing you want to do is open a browser and go to excite.com." I looked up at him and said, "Huh, whats a browser?" My only experience on a computer up to that point was playing Orgeon Trail on an Apple in the 6th grade. I learned most of what I know now from these here forums and trial and error.
I write SCADA control and monitoring systems for a living at the moment but I like to squeeze a bit of aff marketing in here and there. I suppose I'm just a lurker, but I like it here.
College Student: Eastern Washington University, attempted CIS major.
Fast Food Worker: Subway
Assembler: Telect, I soldered PC boards, assembled jacks, and the really fun job, running the machine that put the wire wrap pins into the circuit boards.
Internet Marketing, both as a job and as a hobby. And I'm also, a fractal artist.
Still in highschool. Paper route.
I just started making money on all of this web design stuff.
Commercial fisherman. Offshore for 16 years before switching to this.
Packaged goods marketing. Big budgets, national distribution, classic TV/Print /Outdoor advertising, and a sales force. High stress, early burnout. No computer/internet experience at all.
Trying to translate traditional marketing concepts into small budget e-marketing has been an education. Having the ability to manipulate the variables on my own, and instantly, has been a real joy.
So far, much less income. Much more quality to my life. Good tradeoff.
Previously, I worked in IT.
Okay, I know this may have some people puzzled...
Tax Man (I Know...)
Fork Lift Truck Driver (It was more fun)
Print Company Exec
Cleaning Business Owner
Composer & Producer (TV Music)
er...still doing that, but love DIYSEO & lurking here
Classified "top secret"
I could tell you but then I'd have to...
I was a guitarist, well, I still am actually. Oh, I like to drink too, my kids think I'm kewl......
A diverse list of various stuff.
- Jack of all trades marketer (PR, business development, yada yada)
- Freelance motorcycle journalist
- Survey researcher
- Adjunct professor of sociology at a few universities
- Graduate student
- T-shirt tie-dyer*
(* more than 3 years, worked for a real corporation, made a killin', this was my all time favorite job, so don't laugh)
Scrap Yard Owner
Web Site Designer
Web Site Owner
Had to miss a few out
I've been a hit-man since 1990 - I'm licensed by the State so I guess it's legal. :)
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