I had an interview yesterday with a Internet company and it went very well. They liked my skills and liked me, so they've decided to offer me a week long trial. If I get the job it pays £16K-£18K but if I performed well and met my targets I could see that very quickly becoming £25K+ I won't tell you what the company does or what niche it's in but it's a pretty big, spent £500,000 on Google Adwords alone last year. The company currently turns over £6m. Speaking to one of the directors (there's two) the companies's 10 year goal is to sell the company for £20 million. I'll be 32 by that time and most likely go my own way and into my own venture (with the amount of knowledge - skill I'll have). I'll still be doing my own stuff too, my goal is to make an additional $5,000 - $10,000 per month on top of my salary. Very close to this already. I've been toying with the idea for a while of getting a job with a big player and learning how to build a real business online. Seems that plan is now starting to work. Just thought I'd share a small success story, obviously nothing is set in stone yet. But, half the battle has already been fought! It's not all doom and gloom out there like the media would have us believe! Some tips for those looking for a job: 1. Ask questions, like "where do you see the company in 3-5/5-10 years time" - not only will it make you look more intelligent it shows your interested in the company. 2. If you're going for an IM role make and bring a portfolio and really make it look smart, pour all your IT skills into it! 3. Do as much research into the company as possible, it impresses employers and if I was the one doing the interviewing it'd impress me too! 4. Show what you can do for them, move the idea of you being a liability to becoming an asset of their organisation. Good luck! P.S. please excuse any grammar or spelling mistakes, I am dyslexic but I think I hide it very well!