Who works as a Web Developer?
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12-05-2007, 02:34 AM
La Vida es Sueño
Join Date: Sep 2007
I worked as a PHP developer. Up at 8 in the morning
, and cycled into work for 9. I suppose I hit lucky really, first I pulled up Google and then began searching for web development companies based in the Nottingham area. I then compiled a list of all their email addresses and mass emailed them using BCC. Sneaky!
Within a day or 2 I began to get the responses back. Quite a few companies were actually hiring, although I could have sworn I only saw 1 or 2 mention that fact on their website. One of the companies took my interest because they were currently working with big names such as the NHS for their presentations at symposiums. I did a lot of programming of their systems which were placed onto computer pods and allowed the attendees to interact with them, providing information on the NHS - both past, present and future.
Concerning the agencies, I never once approach an agency as I've been involved with agencies before - not for the programming, but from when I was 15-16 looking for slave-labour jobs such as miscellaneous office work. In fact, they still have my mobile number but not one has contacted me - even now. Absolutely useless so I would definitely avoid! Agencies seem to get everywhere though, when I was working at the web development companies, I used to take lots of calls from agencies looking to handle the company's employment woes. We turned down every single one, though!
If you want me to add anything else, just ask! I worked at the web development company when I didn't have anywhere close to the knowledge I have now, and looking back, even the developers they had there weren't up-to-scratch and they were about 27-28. So I say get in there! Don't be frightened be the so-called "big boys of programming" because they're not all they make themselves out to be.
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