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Recruiter ITmaniacs responds to reader questions

Web master writes: My job involves website maintenance, including creating/updating regular published content of a web-accessible standard, and enhancing web usability. I work for a statistics and research organisation and have been in the role for three years. My skills include web development/maintenance, programming and customer service. Previous roles include other web master roles and working at a contact centre. Career highlights include implementing an open source content management tool, allowing for work flow processes rather than static web pages. My qualifications include a Bachelors degree in IT. I am able to work under great pressure, am a successful multi-tasker and like to analyse other colleagues' work tasks and offer suggestions/solutions to overcome work overload.

ITmaniacs replies: You have a fairly hard-to-find mix of skills, and you've packed a lot of experience into your career so far. As we're sure you're aware, the web world is changing really fast, with highly interactive websites becoming the norm. Many of us with websites are now struggling with the older content management systems we have in place, so going forward, CMS competency is going to be really important, particularly in the open source space. It sounds like your role is pretty autonomous, which gives you great appeal to many employers. I am assuming you have a total of three years' commercial experience following your degree. In this case you would be looking at a salary of around $55,000-$65,000.

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