By Katleen Bell-Bonjean

(Did you miss the newsletter) Digital Marketing Courses, Jobs & Resources, Issue 40





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(Did you miss the newsletter) Digital Marketing Courses, Jobs & Resources, Issue 40
By Katleen Bell-Bonjean • Issue #41 • View online
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Hello all,
Welcome to edition 40 of Galway Job Connector, my free newsletter packed with tips, insights and opportunities to find a job in Galway!
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Digital Marketing Courses & Resources
So what’s on offer? I have listed courses I have completed or in the process of doing and what I thought of them and other courses I’d like to add to my list soon! I have also listed a few other resources such as tutorials/webinars or websites I recommend you check out..
The good news… the majority of the courses are FREE or heavily subsided if you are unemployed , so all you need is TIME:)
I recently sat exams and passed the on-line exam - hurray!
Cost : 1190 Euros ( Check website for offers)
Meaty course covering all areas of digital marketing such as content marketing, SEO, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Google analytics and much more. Beauty is that the whole course is online, and you can do it at your own pace .
There are lot’s of quizzes to check if you understood the material , all multiple choice, it’s the actual course material you need to work through to get the finer detail. I especially found the very hands on exercises for Google Analytics and how to set up ads on the various social media channels very helpful.
Exam is pretty tough so revision is a must but doable!
Are you unemployed - Check out the pathways at Future inTech ICT Skillnet and Job Stimulus offering free or heavily subsidized courses
26 modules taking you through the basics of Digital marketing with a focus on Google’s products and E-Commerce. I have dipped into this course on and off and may still decide to take the exam to get Google Certified and stay up to date as things change soo fast!
Google Analytics Basic - Advanced - Certification Exam - FREE -to be added to on my to do list!
Microsoft Advertising Professional - FREE to be added to my list!
Hubspot Academy - 19 modules - covering every aspect of Digital Marketing, CRM, Content Marketing, SEO - lot’s of videos and exercises, followed by multiple choice exam! I am about to resit the email marketing module, as you’ll only pass if your score is 80% or higher. Definately a good investment ! Cost :Free
Hootsuite Academy - Social Media Certification Cost : 199 USD - not attempted yet
Agorapulse Academy -Social Media Certification Cost : FREE
I recently took this course and found it fantastic to learn how to use this social media scheduling tool . I got FREE access to their Social Media Manager School course which is normally USD 997. Get your free seat here too.. little Christmas present from me to you!!
Facebook Certification Great choice of Free courses covering the ever changing Facebook products. Exam costs: 150 USD per exam. Hope to finish the Hubspot certification first to then check this one out!
TikTok Academy - Free - Have you taken this one yet?
Other Resources
A course is great, having a more personal touch to get insights in the every changing industry will keep you up to date what’s new!
Amanda Webb’s Digital Strategy Channel on Youtube to get your weekly 10 minute dose of everything digital - subscribe today! I always learn something new from Amanda and love her sense of humour!
Follow Mari Smith aka the Facebook Queen for small business to get regular updates on what’s new at Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp
Neil Patel - everything SEO - learn from a pro- once you create an account, you are dripfed with all aspects of SEO via email - so much you can learn entirely free - you just need to plan what is most important to you! Highly recommend!
Digital Marketing Jobs in Galway
Check out these marketing jobs at Diligent!
Other Resources to help you find a job in Galway!
Check out the weekly Job bulletins, published on a Thursday by Galway Rural Development This is a unique resource to get an overview of jobs advertised in local papers, some online jobs, combined with information about CE schemes and training opportunities. Subscribe at the bottom of their page To register to volunteer in your community Volunteer/paid jobs in the social sector - (get jobs delivered to your inbox, subscribe to their weekly E-Bulletin)
Best website to check for jobs advertised in shop windows in restaurants, shops, hotels in Galway City is
Electronic Arts Jobs - relocation offered in some cases
Some jobs are not specific to Galway, and can be done from anywhere in Ireland. Shopify, Ebay, Amazon, Hubspot, Apple , Wayfair are all hiring remotely. This list however only scratches the surface. Best to visit the jobboard from Growremote who have their finger on the pulse on remote jobs in Ireland and also offer guidance and support on finding a remote jobs, courses and much more!
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Greetings from Galway, I can’t wait for Level 5 restrictions to ease to get a much needed haircut!
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Katleen Bell-Bonjean

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