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I know that people can argue the value of any skillset, but who in their right mind would apply for a position like this? https://angel.co/elearning-school/jobs/131671-growth-hacker Even presuming that you think the combination of SEO/PPC/CRO/copywriting/social media/retention/NPS is only worth $20-25k pa, it is based in London, one of the most expensive cities on earth! What are we all doing so wrong that our skills are valued so poorly?

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    Simon Guiducci

    about 2 years ago #

    It is hard to understand the true intention of a position when a company provides little to no information in the job description. But some might argue that the contract can be managed either from a distance or on a part-time basis, along with other work of the same nature. Most of the things you mentioned, such as SEO/PPC/CRO/etc.., are all things where someone can come into a company, set the basis for everything up over a relatively short period of time and then move on. I've worked with companies that have asked guys to come in for 4 months, absorbed all their knowledge and skills, and then let them go ASAP, with never any intention to keep them.

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      Stuart Langridge

      about 2 years ago #

      @Simon, I can imagine lots of companies do as you describe, making a position like this even worse. But still, if you look on glassdoor or some of the wage surveys that are produced every so often, any of the skills (PPC management or CRO or SEO or copywriting etc) would individually be valued much more highly than they are willing to pay for the whole package.

      As someone that has no plans to be a company founder, I am looking forward to the day when all employers realise that the war for talent is real and have no choice but to offer and pay a good salary for people with good skills.

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      Arthur G

      about 2 years ago #

      I agree with you, Simon, we can only speculate about the true requirements since there is limited info. If it is a part-time job, this could be an option for someone looking for an extra buck. Even if 5 out of 100 people would apply, I can imagine the quality of those candidates. You pay peanuts, you get monkeys.

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    Akshat Kothari

    about 2 years ago #

    Its a good question Stuart and a random guess would be 5 out of 100 may apply for the job. Considering the dearth of good jobs and recession, a person may be forced to do a job which doesn't matches with his educational field. Sometimes, that same person may come out with a unique strategy which proves path breaking for the company. You can't predict what can happen next. Yeah, London is very expensive;but who knows when your coin of luck spins in your favour.

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