Prior to that, I was the lead web developer at SoftSelect. I relaunched the website ensuring everything was search engine optimised which really paid off. Within one year we had increased traffic by 600%. We also have a great time on site of over 5 minutes, which we interpret as doing things right, and offered further content to keep visitors on site for an average of 5 pages. I also worked on numerous other tasks, including a mailing list and survey software, and carried out tasks for their clients either relaunching websites or carrying out SEO checks to evaluate where there was room for improvement. I also relaunched the trendlux website, which had an even greater positive effect on traffic, making use of Google News to get people onto the website.
I have also worked for Germany's largest Car Hifi franchise group. My initial tasks included getting their ebay shop and onlineshop off the ground. These were followed by a relaunch of the car akustik website.
I created English correspondence and content, either translating it from German or generating it. I assisted colleagues who encountered difficulties in their daily use of the Microsoft Office package and other software.
I used to teach CLAIT (basic computer and Microsoft Office) to members of the British Army and their dependents in evening classes.
Previously to that, I served with the British Army for 12 years of service until leaving in 1997. I then worked for a company here in Germany spraying Plant Machinery, until retraining to become a multimedia operator from 2001 to 2003 with the main focus being on programming for the web. Since then I have worked solely as a web developer, either frontend or backend.
- Software / Programming skills:
- Object-oriented PHP including MVC techniques and Frameworks (CodeIgniter & cakePHP)
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adequate for my current needs:
- Adobe Premiere
- 3d Studio Max
- Ruby on Rails
- English (Mother tongue)
- German (fluent)
I have the ability to learn new software or languages quickly, so should you use other methods to the ones stated here, I can ensure you that this is only a minor setback.