Rashid Umar is an online media professional who specializes in web content production, social media marketing, and search engine optimization. You can connect with Rashid via social media or on his personal website at www.rashidumar.com.
Back in 2008, I applied for a job as a production assistant for a major television studio here in Los Angeles. A week after going for the interview, the studio said that they were “going in a different direction. Needless-to-say, I was disappointed.
Having been laid-off from my “dream job” a month prior due to economic cutbacks and with no job prospects on the horizon, I made the decision to pursue a Master’s Degree. Now the challenge of finding a field of study arose and the idea of finding a school and major was as daunting as finding a job.
I would later discover that I had a “more than slight” interest in the field of Online Media. Being that I’d earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism 5 years prior, it was only logical that I should find a field that would allow me to only expand my skill-set while honing my existing abilities.
The field of web design has been wonderful. I’ve learned:
Now, I’m currently working as an online news editor and am currently laying the ground for our site’s SEO campaign. Stay Tuned!