For three and a half years, I worked in the AdWords section of Google, basically trying to facilitate the process of people clicking on ads, which in turn allowed other people to make money, while at the same time paying a small, almost cheeky fee to Google for each click. Admittedly the fact that so many people do this has meant that Google has created a massive totally unique economy but I have to say, more than anything else, the best thing about working in this process is that basically, if it’s done properly, everybody wins!
So like, my job was to basically make dreams come true.
While there I:
- Spent 6 months going through Google Boot Camp where I learned all their content policies. Basically no pictures of people making bombs while practicing necrophilia or selling samurai swords.
- Completed my training and received the Google Advertising Professional rating. Which is weird cause like, I was under the impression that working professionally in Google’s Advertising section kind of did that from day one.
- Spent a year on customer email support, answering the billions of people who mailed in asking why they couldn’t see their ads and then realising it was because they were looking at their oven, cat or puddle.
- Was promoted and received the extremely prestigious “There’s no ‘I’ an AdWords” award.
- Joined the Agency team where I had a dedicated list of agencies, each of which who had their own list of clients. I was an account manager, basically telling them to tell their clients to stop looking at THEIR ovens, cats or puddles.
- Became an account optimiser, basically tasked with producing MASSIVE spreadsheets that could then be turned into huge, extremely complicated and severely successful campaigns.
-Left, did my last day in a tuxedo. It was sad to go.