A regular workday in the company would be getting to the office early, greeting everyone in the office, and making sure that everything is in order on all of our websites in terms of performance and data, and also as a Junior SEO specialist, handling search engine optimization on our website´s content.
The biggest challenge would be to take on big projects, such as an older website, and readjust, and redesign a website; for example in our Harland & Poston Group website, I had to redesign the site from scratch without any frameworks, which as a web programmer, you have to be mindful in regards to usability, performance, and SEO.
Well, my work impacts other departments in the aspect that I have to keep the website up to date, for example with extensions, make sure that there are no security vulnerabilities; work on any data improvements, and also perfect our current mobile usability on the site for our clients.
I was lucky enough to join the company three days prior to the first covid-19 lockdown, which gave me time to get to know the company, and was very well integrated, and received; which was a great experience, and obviously, the opposite if I had joined the company during the lockdown. While working from home, it was initially hard to adjust but it was nice to always have morning video calls and touch base with the team, which was really important and went a long way.
The technical and professional skills that I am looking to improve are gaining more knowledge in web development; learning more programming languages; and getting to know more search engine optimization strategies, which tend to change on a yearly basis. Also, getting to know more about marketing strategies as a whole, and how that knowledge benefits a company, and I feel very lucky to be able to work in this area.
I feel really bonded with my team, while we worked from home; it was key to hold morning video calls, in a way to not feel alone in what we were working on, which went a long way and was important. We have a great set of people in our marketing team, and within the company, and being bonded with everyone is really not that hard.
Yes, I would say so. My superior has directly more information and knowledge, and as well from my peers, even if its outside of their direct line of work, there is shared a wealth of experience between the team, which is phenomenal, and crucial for a company in order to further grow and be successful.
Yes, I think so, because if we have a lot of diversity both in terms of where someone comes from, and in terms of experiences, it reflects on how people bond with each other despite their different backgrounds. If a company has the ability to hold a diverse group of employees and be able to have a successful future; I think that is an important thing, crucial for anyone to further develop their own skills.
Employee Talks is a part of Portugal Homes - Harland & Poston Group’s marketing strategy. Our employees and their backgrounds are the company’s greatest asset, hence our belief in sharing the employees’ thoughts on working at this company shows our ability to differentiate, cultivate and promote our identity to not only candidates interested in working here, but also clients who are purchasing with us. We want our viewers to understand why we stand out from the crowd and think it’s a great opportunity for you to get to know us better.
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Thanks to Andrea Leite for the comprehensive and timely updates on the construction progress of the new development we purchased!Investor from the USA
Ryan was an excellent real estate agent, he really steered me in the right direction based on what I said was important to me. Living in another country, I wasn't as familiar with the city as he is. Where I thought I wanted to live and what I truly wanted were not the same. He took the time to listen and figure out the best spot for me, and we are very happy with it - far more than we would have been elsewhere.Investor from the USA
The overall experience was great from follow up to After Sales. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Simon, Ms. Francisca and Ms. Mariana.Investor from UAE
George Hobson is a pleasant young man, came across as knowledgeable, experienced, hardworking, honest & disciplined; I felt very comfortable in easily making my investment.Investor from UAE
Luísa is a very understandable person, she knew exactly what we were looking for and even showed us and gave us more choices to pick from. Very professional advice, hospitality and service.Roshana (Zulfiqar) Mian | Hong Kong
My property advisor, Mathew McGurn, was truly excellent! His knowledge, professionalism and attention to details was much appreciated. He worked hard to not only find a property that fit all my requirements, he negotiated successfully with agents making sure my offer won over other buyers bidding for the same property. In addition, his communication skills, prompt response time and general help with my getting settled in Portugal went above and beyond the normal.Investor from the USA