Well, in the current arena of recession, there is at least one area that continues to grow. I see around 1400 Web Search openings in Appen. You heard that right, 1400. And in case you don’t know, last year, the company was rated as one of the best employers to work for.
One of my dear friend Shahn asked me that these guys don’t hire people like us. So here’s the answer, “my sister is a medico and she is shortlisted for this company. ” Last night, while going over the site of Appen, I saw openings in every area one can possibly think of. One of my friend’s wife was keen and has been at home from a while. They did not believe that skill sets like Hindi can give you a job in one of the world’s largest MNC. Please find the screen capture below that captures relevant details. Frankly speaking, if I had an opportunity like this in the city to which I belong i.e., Jammu, I would have never left my hometown.
After being urged by many, I am taking up the task of delivering some trainings targeted for these jobs, but the current post is limited to Appen. The jobs are in every Search Engine Company that you have heard about. Stay tuned for updates, in case interested for live sessions/trainings.
In case you are still doubtful/have second thoughts about your success factor to get on board. Here is the answer –
In case you don’t make it, you will still come to know everything about world of web with all the doubts answered. A time invested will make you informed enough to make right choices for the next one decade (at least).
There is a wrong impression about these exams being too hard to crack. The exam is not hard but requires a lot of focus.
Here are the answers to a few questions I was asked –
My relationship with Appen, or Google, or MSN/bing – Nothing. That’s right, I am in no way directly or indirectly connected with these guys. One of my friend, who heads a group of one of these companies had traveled all the way to my home. He explained to me the possibilities of getting my entire engineering team absorbed, in case interested.
Automation – this is not automation work. Everything is related to manual execution part, which is why my friends and colleagues had second thoughts about taking it forward.
My relationship with Amazon – nothing. It is just that with the type of content captured in the book, publishers where not confident enough to take it forward. That’s when Amazon came in and contributed significantly to this project.
Do I work for MSN/Google? No, I don’t.
Types of Web Search Careers at Appen
1. Web Search Evaluator
2. Query Categorization
3. Query Relevance
4. Ads Evaluation
5. Multimedia Evaluation
6. Spam Detection
7. Spelling Correction – Auto Complete
8. Search Consultant
9. Hindi Jobs in Appen