Importance of Telecommunication and Career Opportunities

It will not be wrong if we say the world of today is totally dependent on telecommunication. This technology has no limits and every other day is bringing new and amazing invention in front of us. There is a dire need of professionals in the field of telecommunication.

Many institutes offer online and offline degree programs in telecommunication. These programs are both bachelors and masters level courses.

Telecommunication programs are designed with a view to inculcate basic knowledge and then further development of the skills to make students proficient enough to handle small and large scale telecommunication systems. A degree in telecommunication means developing a practical skill, which obviously keeps you a step ahead of those who are studying theoretical subjects.

Telecommunication degree programs are developed carefully by very experienced telecom engineers, who have vast knowledge and instructional abilities. Courses are designed keeping in view market needs and trends. Basic aim is to produce quality telecom engineers which can serve in field.

Following subjects form part of basic telecommunication degree.

• Computer Programming
• Understanding Signals
• Developing Circuits
• Computer and Communication Hardware
• Software
• Calculus
• Electronic Chemistry
• Electronics
• Communication Skills
• Physics
• Engineering

Career Opportunities

As already explained, telecommunication sector has a lot of potential. Advanced trends in the telecom industry have compelled the business holders to develop new things. There are a lot of telecom companies around the globe, providing different services. After successful completion of telecommunication education, you can have following career opportunities.

• Telecom Consultants
• Project Designer
• Communication Engineer
• Network Supervisor
• Data Transfer Manager
• Technical Assistant or Advisor
• Transmitter Engineer
• System Analyst
• Telecom Administrator
• Telecom Engineer

In all, it is a vast field and there are no limits to innovation. Today it is one of the most lucrative fields. Though there is a lot potential in telecommunication, but only the hardworking and skillful professionals can survive.

How You Use Social Media Can Kill Your Business

The social media movement has expanded the amount of people we can reach and connect with on a personal level. The new relationships and connections we create with people all over the world can have a profound effect on our personal and business growth. We learn about cultures and nations that we were, perhaps, previously ignorant of. None of this is a new concept, but what may be is how quickly you can destroy your business by using social media incorrectly.

TRANSPARENCY IS A UTOPIAN CONCEPT

Not too long ago, Michael Fortin wrote an article titled “Don’t Be Transparent, Be Authentic Instead”. That article is an important read for any social media wrangling business blogger and you can search for it online.

That article is the tip of the iceberg in the concept of ‘transparency’ being too Utopian to work within the jaded confines of our society. Of course, true transparency is ideal. Many things about a perfect world are. Unfortunately, as a group, most of the world isn’t ready or willing to accept true transparency without penalty.

WHEN TRANSPARENCY FAILS

Let me give you a couple of examples of transparency failure we’ve seen.

Failure 1: We had a copywriter who was posting on Twitter about the work he was doing. He made several posts within a few hour period which were ugly complaints about a client and how ‘stupid’ he felt that client was. We obviously considered this unacceptable and immediately removed him from our list of subcontractors, but think about this: If he was hoping to use Twitter to get more client work – how many potential clients just read that and thought… “I’m not going to risk being badmouthed on here, I’ll find someone else.” Everyone gets frustrated, but what if the client he was working on read that? Put it this way, if you wouldn’t say it to your client directly – don’t post it either.

Failure 2: We had a designer who was a day late returning her design phase work. When we contacted her, she said she had a family emergency the night before and was unable to send in her work because she wasn’t home. A quick check on her Facebook showed that she was actually out at a party that night and posted multiple times while drunk talking about how much she was drinking and even hinting at wanting to bring a man she met there home with her. Obviously, we relieved her of the design work, handed it to another designer who caught up on the time schedule, and never again worked with her. In this case, people are allowed to have a life, we understand that. But if you cannot get your work done and have to lie about why – it’s a problem. If you do not have enough class to not post details about your ‘wild nights’ to everyone on your social networks — that’s also a problem.

HOW WE MONITOR SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS

My business has been around for over a decade and is very focused on client satisfaction and excellent treatment of our web design clients. We have a network of hundreds of copywriters, designers, and coders who work with us on projects. However, even with screening of those experts when they come on board with us – you don’t always know someone until you have observed them over a long period of time.

That’s why we monitor what they say online.

How do we do that? Well first we get as many of their social profiles as we can. Usually, we ask for a list of them. We’ve also found that most people won’t provide them all. We then Google search the usernames of the ones they have given us because most people use the same usernames over and over. We also monitor blogs, and check for listings of social networks on those.

We have a system set up to consolidate all their social media comments into one master feed. That master feed can then be browsed directly to see what they’re up to, but that’s a lot of things to read each day. What we do is take the master feed, run it through a filter that creates two sub-feeds based on certain things we think are important to monitor. The first sub-feed is created by running the master list through a keyword & synonym filter that pulls out words related to business – for instance, “client” “business” “work” etc… The second sub-feed has a filter that runs their posts through a check for foul language and words like “sex” “drugs” “drunk” etc… There are hundreds of words in each filter.

Seem a bit ‘big brother’? It probably is – but reputation and client treatment is very important to us.

Here’s the thing: If we can read it and you can lose work with us over it… how many POTENTIAL clients did you lose also?

7 WAYS TO EDIT YOURSELF

We’re not suggesting you stop having a life and stop making mistakes. You can post about those things and it simply makes you a more interesting person to read about. Just use common sense:

1. If you wouldn’t say it to a client or boss – don’t say it where they can read it either.

2. If you wouldn’t say it to your grandmother – don’t say it on your public posts.

3. If you wouldn’t say it to police officer – don’t post it on your social networks. For that matter, don’t do it either.

4. If you plan to lie to your boss – don’t put the truth where they can see it.

5. If you plan to go out and get drunk and know you have a tendency to post while drunk – give your phone to a friend to keep for you.

6. Learn how to use privacy settings and understand how visible your posts are on different social networks.

7. If you want a place to vent – create a completely different identity for yourself to do that. Name no names in your posts, and make no connection to your other profiles or email addresses.

Consider it all part of Internet Etiquette. Social networks are great to hear more personal things about someone and we encourage people to share a bit of themselves online (using normal cautions etc..). In the long run, full transparency is too Utopian for our modern world to handle well. We’re still at a point in our societal growth that when someone seriously calls a client an idiot – they tend to get a bit upset about it.

How to Choose a Good Web Designer

Choosing a good web designer can be a difficult choice especially if your Self Employed, a good website can bring you more visitors and business or a badly designed website could drive away your potential customers.

So, before you dive in to choosing a web designer here are some important things to think about:-

Types of Web Designers

Although many web designers may have their own strong points, a typical breakdown of tasks within web design are detailed below.

Web Designer – Helping you to choose layout, graphics, content locations and the colours of your new site, the navigation is also designed by the web designer and all of the internal linking structure. They may also do the graphics and coding of the site or outsource some of these specialist areas to freelancers. A website designer is basically a Project Manager of the overall design.

Web Developer – Taking the site design layout from the designer and coding it to work as a website, they are also responsible for all of the behind the scenes technical stuff and making sure everything works.

Graphic Designer – Responsible for all of the graphics of the new website including the page layout and colours etc. This is the person that makes the site look good and crisp.

Internet Marketing Consultant – Has the input of how your site will work as an overall marketing strategy, and more importantly how to get more traffic and sales from your website.

Text Content

Your web designer may also arrange to create the content/text for your website or to hire the services of a professional copyrighter which could turn out to be very expensive. Consider a more inexpensive option and get advice from an Internet Marketing Consultant and write the text yourself and then let the Internet Marketer/SEO Consultant edit it to enable it to be found in the search engines.

Who is a good web designer and how much do they charge?

Whether you prefer to work with someone locally or remotely over the telephone/email you will need to have some basic understanding of what you want and what your expectations are, things to take in to account:

Take note of how much they take interest in your business. They need to learn about what you do, where you do it and what your goals are. The web designer needs to know your business inside out, how else can they design a website that reflects you and your business.

Look at their portfolio, are their design similar or are they bespoke to each type of business.

Ask them which parts of the site they will actually be doing or if they will be just doing a certain task and outsourcing the rest.

Also ask if they have a planning process that explains the design phases. Or if they have a planning guide that you will both work through together.

Ask them if they know about Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and if the site will be optimized for high rankings. A beautiful design is no good if it cannot be found by your potential customers.

Ask the designer for and estimated cost for the site you need. They may not be able to give you a price until you discuss content and features of the site. You could expect to pay between £30 – £70 per hour depending on skills and location. A high quality website with excellent graphic design and layout could cost between £1300 and £2000 for a 10 page website. If you need features such as a blog, newsletter, shopping cart, SEO or Logo Design the price would go up.

Find out about payment process, do they invoice you when milestones are reached or do they take a deposit upfront and the balance on completion.

Take note to see if they kee within your budget or if they suggest add ons and extras that will increase the cost above your budget, the only person in charge of your budget is you!

Ask them about website support and maintenance after your site is live and if they have any packages available for regular updates etc

If you are going to be maintaining the site yourself, ask them to design your site so it will be easily to maintain by thw website owner (yourself) They should be able to design your site on a CMS Platform which will allow you to edit the text and images yourself.

Make sure you own your domain name, even if your web designer registered it for you.

Tell your designer what your deadline is and ask if they can meet it. Many good web designers will be booked up for at least 6 to 8 weeks minimum, so you may need to wait.

Conclusion

Your new website can be crucial to the success of your business. Being thorough at your meeting with your web designer you are likely to get the designer you want and who is willing to listen to you and who can create a website that reflects you and your business and most importantly keeps within your budget and deadlines.