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E-commerce Operations/Marketing background
Online Store Production, Design and Maintenance - new products, updates, etc
Search Engine Optimization; Internet Marketing - Affiliate, Rev-share, pay-per click, etc.
Experience with managing and developing affiliate strategy/programs
XML, PHP, ASP, CSS
Databse Skills: SQL, MySQL
Design: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash
Excellent Written English
Knowledge of online Affiliate Marketing/Sales (Overture, Google, CJ)
Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Access
Desired Skills - Other
Merchandising skills (licensed apparel preferable)
Product Description and Editing
E-commerce platform experience - Yahoo! Store experience a plus
3 years e-commerce experience
Languages: Spanish bilingual a plus
Pretty much everything except the ability to pick own coffee beans from the bush and hand roast them in a brick oven.
If I could do all that, I'd be selling my own products online- not hustling theirs.
[edited by: martinibuster at 10:12 pm (utc) on Aug. 6, 2003]
Well, I took Spanish for 3 years. I came out of it with a D grade, and the ability to say "no hablan espanol"
Funny, cause I was out of work for a year and couldn't get a job.
Everyone wants to pay one person to do the job of 5 pros. I hate those ads and the people that post them, sorry. I feel badly being so harsh but it gets me really riled.
If I could do all those things I would be the master of none.
Things may be different in these times of the "depressed market", but I doubt it!
I don't see anything wrong with this kind of ad, though if there are a few non-negotiable criteria I'd flag them as such to cut down the number of instant reject applicants.
joined:Apr 13, 2002
We did not find a suitable candidate, and are looking again. If you submitted a resume for that position, please submit again.
I have a theory that the employers don't have a clue about what the alphabet soup of requirements mean- thus, they are certain to underappreciate any person that tries to fill that position.
I've seen ads where employers mix and match disciplines from the IT field with those of the graphic design field (must be able to administer Unix servers and create brochures in Quark). These kinds of people simply have no clue.
It is very telling that they ran this ad in the San Francisco Bay Area- known for it's high concentration of monster geeks- and still cannot attract a "suitable candidate."
So, combine stupid with inattentive, make that your hiring policy. and you get no good new hires, and wonder why.
It's too bad that they overdo these ads. I believe that a lot of very talented people would be able to do the work but hesitate to apply because of the excessive requirements.
With the marketplace saturated with unemployed job seekers, lazy hiring managers have placed an extreme amount of control in the hands of HR departments to weed out the overabundance of resumes. In the process, corporations are now hiring even less appropriately matched available talent, compared to when the employment market was strapped.
The bad part is companies haven't figured it out yet. When they do, Human Resource departments, as we know them today, will no longer exist. The basic HR functions that are still required, will be recognized as non-core functions, and outsourced to third-party entities focused on payroll, benefits administration, etc.
At least that's what will happen at the more efficient and successful corporations, and much sooner than later.
Death to HR! And yes Im bitter; its like having to get past the equivalent of your high school counselor to get the right the position these days.
Now when anyone responds, a HR-type will take a yellow marker and highlight each of matching buzzwords on the resume and check off the requirements. If they aren't all filled the resume will go into the reject file. The remaining resumes will then be read and by intuition applicants will be interviewed.
However, just as there is SEO going on, there is resume optimization going on. Desperate, out of work people tune and retune their resumes so that they can make the HR cut.
In the end enough fatigue sets in and someone gets hired with a much smaller set of required skills or the project will be put on hold.
I'll bet that Spanish language skills are an absolute requirement and that ASP skills are only a nice to have. This shop is clearly a PHP/mySQL shop aimed at retailing to a multi-cultured marketplace. The photography skills are nonsense and are in there because the last guy once had a problem (in 1999) with stills.
It's an employer's market these days so they are really expecting a lot for the relatively small salary they are willing to pay.
This is what I see happening a lot. Right now a lot of companies can get really experienced people for peanuts. They won't have happy employees in the long run ... but in the short run, it works for the companies.
If you are going dancing and drinking you better be willing to pay the cover charge