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Affiliate marketing on a job resume? Career advice?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by JRod67, Apr 5, 2015.

  1. JRod67

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    I'm 24, don't have much work experience besides working as a cashier, server, etc. Got fired from my last serving job last summer. Instead of looking for another job I started with CrakRevenue and made about 20k to this point. Ads stopped working and instead of wasting money on traffic trying to keep doing this it's time I find a real job. Still living with parents and need to move out now that I got the money. Planning on moving to California, just don't know what job I should be looking for with no degree or real experience. Any opinions on the best paying jobs without a degree? A friend says sales reps can make good money. Also, can I put affiliate marketing on my resume? I will have a big gap in my resume if I don't. Should of went to college but thought it was a waste of money, now I don't really know what to do as a career. So what are the best career options that don't require a degree/experience or I can get trained for quick? Thanks guys!
     
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    I would put something along the lines of "Data Analyst" and then throw some of the skills you learned such as split testing, design, split testing, ect.
     
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    Last year I wanted to get a sales job because I think that selling is one of the most valuable skills a person could have. I listed my self-employment on my resume, and would always receive praise from interviewers--they was especially surprised that I had a business at such a young age, I imagine many employers would feel the same about yourself.

    Also, if you've made $20k and the employer can verify this (i.e. if you've filed company accounts) then you're going to have extremely good chances. Hiring is always an investment, and employers want to know if they're going to receive a return on their investment.

    It can also be a downside though, because some employers will think that self-employed people are natural leaders and won't be able to abide by the rules very well. If that makes sense.

    With regards to what jobs you could go for, I'd definitely try to get something that relates to IM; it shouldn't be difficult considering your experience and recent success.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Don't just put Affiliate Marketing, put Self Employed, then pad it out with your daily routine, eg Traffic Generation, Advertising Analysis, Bookkeeping, Financial Planning, Market Research etc

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=salary+jobs+without+a+degree
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=highest+paying+jobs+without+a+degree+or+experience
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=jobs+that+pay+the+most+without+a+degree
     
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    I would avoid "self employed." Makes you sound like a bum drug dealer. lol I would put your website on the resume and say something about you running a successful affiliate marketing website.

    Making money in the way that you did might actually make you more interesting than competitors. Most people just have the typical job list on their resume. Doing something out of the ordinary helps the interviewer a) want to talk to you and b) remember you and engage you in an interview.

    Sales people who make big money usually have degrees, btw. The big corps who hire sales people who rake in a few hundred grand a year and up like to see a degree. You can get a gig without one, but you'll be like the only guy on your team and it will be hard to move up.
     
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    Let me get this straight, you think putting self employed is a bad idea but then encourage him to put his website or banners on the resume which are more than likely naked girls that say something along the lines of "Fuck a hot slut tonight!".....bitch please.
     
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    True Dat, put CEO instead, and when they ask what Business School you went to, just say, The Samuel Massey School of Entrepreneurship, job done.
    Sorry OP, you probably won't get that last reference ... yet.
     
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  8. JRod67

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    Lol Thanks for all the replies guys! Thanks W130 for the links, I'll check them out. Really regretting that I did not go to college when all my friends did. On the other hand they all are getting degrees in stuff like liberal art etc. and are still waiters, cashiers too, and I'm not 40k in debt so idk. Just tired of sitting on my a$$.
     
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    lol liberal arts is a degree that says "i'm good at nothing but I took a few college courses." lol

    A college degree will help, no doubt, but I don't think you should be ashamed of having a site on your resume. I interview a lot during the year, and whenever I don't need the job is when I interview the best. Instead of trying to hide or sidestep what you'e done, I think you will find incredible success by being honest with the interviewer. I have a recruiting company that has placed me 3 times over the years, and they are always trying to get me to do the typical dressing attire, resume, bring notes to my interviews, etc and yet I never do. Imagine you were sitting in front of someone and you knew they were bullshitting you. Wouldn't that kinda piss you off?

    My last gig was for a very high profile tech company, and I wore a bright yellow shirt and business pants. The feedback I got from the interviewer (after I got the job) was that I came in with confidence, said "fuck the rules I got skillz" and then brought my skillz to the table. lol Hardest interview in the world -- coding in front of 5 people on an 80" screen. lol

    Anyway, my point is that you should be professional but the little things like what you've done will make you stand out in an interview. If your area of expertise is inundated with noobs (like mine is), you will stand out if you've done something different than the other candidates.

    And honestly, don't say you were "self employed." Its a red flag. I put "freelancing" on my resume and don't do too bad but it still pulls some red flags for the interviewer.

    I worked for an online pharm that sold viagra. Never had an issue with it. It's on my resume.