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I’m Tracy Au and I have graduated from the Professional Writing program from university. I am an aspiring screenwriter, so this blog is used to promote my writing and attract people who will hire me to write for your TV show or movie. I write a lot about writing, TV, movies, jokes, and my daily life and opinions. I have another blog promoting my TV project at

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

tech job search/ mobile app developer

Apr. 17, 2017 Tech job search: I found this piece of paper where I had a read a Globe and Mail article about these new jobs.  I looked it up in 2015.  Now I'm going to look at it with new eyes:

Big data analyst:

Big data analytics is the process of examining large and varied data sets -- i.e., big data -- to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful information that can help organizations make more-informed business decisions.

Big data analytics benefits

Driven by specialized analytics systems and software, big data analytics can point the way to various business benefits, including new revenue opportunities, more effective marketing, better customer service, improved operational efficiency and competitive advantages over rivals.

Big data analytics applications enable data scientists, predictive modelers, statisticians and other analytics professionals to analyze growing volumes of structured transaction data, plus other forms of data that are often left untapped by conventional business intelligence (BI) and analytics programs. That encompasses a mix of semi-structured and unstructured data -- for example, internet clickstream data, web server logs, social media content, text from customer emails and survey responses, mobile-phone call-detail records and machine data captured by sensors connected to the internet of things.

Here's another:

All such roads lead to the same destination: a job assembling, analyzing and interpreting large data sets to look for information of interest or value.

Data science encompasses "Big Data," data analytics, and more. It is becoming a vital discipline in IT because it enables businesses to extract value about the many kinds of data they collect in doing whatever it is that they do.

For those who do business with customers, it lets them learn more about those customers. For those who maintain a supply chain, it helps them to understand more and better ways to request, acquire and manage supply components. For those who follow (or try to anticipate) markets – such as financials, commodities, employment and so forth – it helps them construct more accurate and insightful models for such things.

In fact, no matter where you look for data, if large amounts of information are routinely collected and stored, data science can probably find something useful or interesting to say about such collections, if those who examine them can frame and process the right kinds of queries against that data. That's what explains the increasing and ongoing value of data science for most companies and organizations, since all of them routinely collect and maintain various kinds of data nowadays.

Basic Educational Background

The basic foundation for a long-lived career in IT for anybody getting started is to pursue a bachelor's degree in something computing related. This usually means a degree in computer science, management information systems (MIS), computer engineering, informatics or something similar. Plenty of people transition in from other fields, to be sure, but the more math and science under one's belt when making that transition, the easier it will be. Given projected shortages of IT workers, especially in high demand subject areas – which not only include data science, but also networking, security, software development, IT architecture and its various specialty areas, and more – it's hard to go wrong with this kind of career start.

For data scientists in particular, a strong mathematics background, particularly in statistics and analysis, is strongly recommended, if not required outright. This goes naturally along with an equally strong academic foundation in computing. Those willing to slog on through to a master's or PhD before entering the workforce may find data science a particularly appealing and remunerative field of study when their slog comes to an end. If so, they can also jump directly into mid- or expert/senior-level career steps, respectively.,1-2217.html

Here's one of my blog posts:

My 2017 opinion: I look at it now.  The job pays $72,000- $96,000.  The job description sounds really interesting by analyzing lots of information.  I do that already with reading the business section of the Edmonton Journal and the Globe and Mail

I look at the information so I know what companies and jobs to apply to.

However, when I look at the education where you need a degree in IT, math, engineering, etc.  I am not interested in that part.

SEO specialist:

A Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Specialist analyzes, reviews and implements changes to websites so they are optimized for search engines. This means maximizing the traffic to a site by improving page rank within search engines.

Simply put, in the words of, “it is the job of the SEO specialist to make your website show up at the top of the search engine results. Ten years ago that job looked a lot different than it does now, and it requires a whole new skill-set from what was needed back then.

A modern specialist must be a problem solver and decision maker, with the ability to prioritize and develop relevant and engaging content. You know the old adage, “Content is king?” well, modern SEO specialists know that search engines are placing increasing value on quality content – which will invariably include keyword or phrases that increases traffic to a site.

In the SEO industry, however, communication and clarity are important. Hopefully, I can clearly answer the question: “What is an SEO Specialist?”

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) helps people find products and information on search engines like Google and Bing. An SEO specialist, then, researches and analyzes the trends and best practices online to develop and implement strategies that improve search results.
The overall goal is to increase the level of traffic to a website by using keywords and keyword topics to improve the user experience and meet search engine guidelines.

Here's one of my blog posts:

My 2017 opinion: You need a degree in something computer related, marketing, communications and advertising.

In a way, I am kind of an SEO.  I try to get people to come to my blog.  I write about current events and people like to read the news.  I put up job articles and my opinions on it.  People go on the internet to read job articles.

Online community manager: Here's a career I didn't research before.

Online community managers use social media to connect a business or organization with its primary audience. These professionals benefit from earning a bachelor's degree and need online experience and knowledge of relevant software in order to obtain a job in the field. They should have strong communication skills and must be able to build their communities.

Career Requirements

Degree Level Bachelor's degree
Degree Field Communication or journalism
Experience Online experience and knowledge of relevant software
Key Skills Strong communication (written and verbal) skills, build communities, social media platforms, organized, and photo editing, depending on the industry
Salary (2015) $48,513 (median for all online community managers)

Step 2: Develop Social Media Skills

Online community managers must understand the importance of social media and how to utilize it to reach consumers. Employers require professional or personal experience in online publishing. Prospective online community managers should be familiar with Facebook, Twitter, photo sharing sites, blogs, and online media specific to their industry.


What qualifications do you need to be an Online Community Manager?

There’s no one specific qualification you need for this role and there are many ways into an online community management career. Many people who are interested in this line of work train in social media or IT. Knowledge of HTML definitely helps. The depth of your training will largely depend on how much you want to know. There are different courses you can take if you wish to pursue this kind of career.

Useful academic qualifications include:
  • Take a CLAiD or ECDL course. Both of these show prospective employers that you can carry out basic tasks on a computer and they give a good base of knowledge if you want to go on to do more detailed courses. The National Careers Service website has more information on both of these
  • This is more technical, but HTML courses are very beneficial to those who are interested in building online communities especially. You can’t build a webpage without HTML after all! Check the UBIQ webpage for more information on HTML courses
  • Volunteering to moderate a webpage for a couple of hours a week is a great way to start. It gives good insight into what the role involves and looks great on a CV.

My 2017 opinion: The job looks after the company's social media and pays $45,000-$65,000.  I have looked at office jobs and they are titled "Social media manager."

Mobile app developer:

My 2017 opinion: It's good job security.  You need a degree in computers.

Apr. 18, 2017: I remember reading about how there are these jobs that never existed and that you can never even imagine will be created.

In the late 90s and early 2000s, I was a teenager and I know computers and technology will be everywhere.  It will be important in getting a job.

However, did anyone ever think a mobile app developer will be a job?  It didn't come out until like 2007 with the iPhone.


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