Which digital job is right for you?

Wednesday 14. 2018

There’s a whole haven of opportunities out there, so it can often be hard to know which digital job is right for you. From copywriter to front end developer, there’s tonnes of choice and with TMI Resourcing specialising in both entry level jobs and trainee positions – there’s a wealth of options to go round!

So, can you be sure which digital job is right for you? Well, it’s likely to depend on two main things: your passions and your abilities. If you enjoy something, and are good at it then bingo! You’ve found your career. Now it’s time to work towards getting that job of your dreams with us.

However, it’s not always easy to figure out what you enjoy and what you’re good at. And even then, when you have it all figured out, it can be difficult to pair your capabilities to a job role. So, if you’re still stuck in the undecided stage, have a read of our guide to discover what opportunities there are in the digital sector, and to uncover which one is right for you.

Our digital job guide

The digital industry is ever changing. It’s easy to think that a role in digital is based around nothing more than coding. Though that might have been the case years ago, it’s no longer so. There’s a number of different jobs within digital that suit all talents. And with the industry ever burgeoning, you’re always guaranteed to see new opportunities arise.

Here’s just a few digital positions that are available, see which one interests you.

Copywriter

Copywriting is a lot more fun than it sounds and if you have a flair for writing then it’s definitely for you. Within digital, agency copywriting involves writing different medias and materials for a number of clients, whereas in-house copywriting involves handling all written communication materials for just one (often larger) company. Usual copy includes blog posts, landing pages and articles. Working in digital copywriting is a great opportunity for writing about a number of topics and themes, with so many different opportunities on the daily – it’s never a boring role.

Is copywriting right for me? Copywriting roles are normally a favourite amongst those who have studied English, creative writing, journalism and PR – but can be a great choice for anybody who has a keen interest in writing and has a way with words. It’s all about being creative and relatable with your writing, so if that sounds like a job you could certainly step up to – then why not browse our range of copywriting vacancies today?

Have I got what it takes? To become a copywriter, a bachelor’s degree is often preferred but it is possible to work up to the role without, so long as you complete the required training and can demonstrate a clear passion for the practice (having a personal blog usually helps).

SEO Strategist

SEO stands for Search Engine Optimisation and is the process of affecting the online visibility of a website in a search engine’s organic (unpaid) results. To those unfamiliar with SEO, they may think that a when a website appears at the top of a search page, that it just happens to be there by chance. But, more often than not, this isn’t the case. #1 rankers normally earn their place through a sound strategy, executed by an SEO Strategist. This job is all about knowing your stuff and using it effectively to help boost your client’s search visibility. It’s well known for its rewarding benefits and changing approaches which keep the role fresh.

Is an SEO role right for me? To work in SEO, you need to know your stuff. While the basics are fairly easy to grasp – to be able to really nail it, you’re going to need to have a big bank of SEO knowledge. Luckily, this can be acquired through a number of educational or vocational courses. Constant updates on the latest industry practices are essential too. If you enjoy being in a role that is constantly evolving yet ever-rewarding, then browse through our SEO Strategist vacancies today.

Have I got what it takes? Many SEO Executives and Strategists are educated to degree level in a course such as IT, business or marketing – however a degree is not always essential and some positions can be obtained solely through training.

Front end developer

A website is made up of a number of different components – structure, data, design, content and functionality. The latter point, creating user-facing functionality is normally the job of a front end developer. To be in this job role, you must be well informed on using markup languages, design and client-side scripts and framework to make a harmonious site that is entirely useable by its audience. You’ll be effectively creating everything that users can see and touch on a site.

Is front end developing right for me? If you enjoy web development and working behind the scenes, then this role will certainly be for you. It’s a position in which you will constantly be learning, so if that sounds like a situation in which you can make your bed in, then browse our range of front end developer vacancies and find a role that suits you.

Have I got what it takes? You don’t typically need a professional degree in order to become a front end developer, companies will generally hire candidates who have a clear knowledge in the field and a great portfolio to support this.

UX/UI Developer

UX stands for User Experience Design, and UI for User Interface Design. Both elements are required to create a great website that is both appealing and useable by its audience. UX Designers often concentrate on the ‘overall feel’ of the product, whereas UI Designers are particularly concerned about how the product is ‘laid out’. If you have a flair for digital and user experience, then this role is certainly one that promises to fulfil your passions.

Is a UX/UI Developer position right for me? If your passions lie within the digital sector and more importantly, within user design and experience then this career is certainly one worth pursuing. Check out or UX/UI Designer Developer vacancies.

Have I got what it takes? The average salary for a UX or UI Developer is typically around the £31,499 mark, but this can fluctuate depending on abilities and position. Because this career is so complex, a good education is more often than not a must to become a UX or UI designer. At the very least, you’ll need a two year degree – yet a lot of designers do hold a master’s degree or higher. Alongside professional education, it also pays to have experience within developing software and technology – this can be obtained through vocational training courses or work experience.

Still unsure on which digital career is right for you? Why not contact our Manchester based team of recruitment experts today to help hit the ground running with your job search.