Who works as a Web Developer?
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12-05-2007, 08:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
I'm a web developer. Been with two companies now. The first company actually contacted me. I had a post on my blog saying I needed a job. The CEO of the company emailed me and I ended up getting that job. I got screwed over bad in that company. Very small and didn't treat employees very well. Well, the designers got treated well but me, the only programmer got the shaft.
The current company I work for I contacted them initially. I looked on craig's list and other local classified ads online. I sent out lots of emails. Got a couple replies and a few calls. I had two interviews which I probably could have had more but was offered a job and took it right away so I could get out of that hell hole I was currently in. This company is much bigger and knows how to treat their employees. I'm loving it.
I'd recommend looking on websites like craig's list for job postings. Send your resume/CV to everyone. The company I'm with now had a posting saying they were looking for a senior web developer but I'm only a junior (not enough experience) but I still applied. So even if you don't think you are fully qualified for the job, still apply. You should also have a portfolio somewhere that the people can look at your work easily.
I don't have a degree in Computer Science or anything like that and was hired right out of high school. I got very lucky and I doubt many can do this same thing. I know it's the quality of my work that has gotten me these jobs. Also my involvement in phpBB has helped out a lot. Another tip would be to get involved with open source projects or anything else that is available. That helps build experience.
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