Web Development Jobs sites
There are many websites in existence that you can use to find a job in the web development industry - both for working in a company as well as for freelance work.
This tutorial focuses on:
- Read the whole ad
- Know your worth
- Jobs sites
- Jobs sites RSS
Read the whole ad
When you read the ad for a job, make sure you read the whole ad. This way you will find specific information that's important to know that you may not have not found if you just skimmed through the ad.
Specific information such as:
The company is looking to hire someoone temporarily
If you're looking for a full time job then this probably won't interest you.
Sometimes an ad will list a company's website. This is good to know as you can look at their website and learn a lot about them. Also, if you get an interview with this company, at the interview you have a chance to show that you took the time to learn about the company through their website. Your interviewer will like this.
You are asked to enter something specific as the subject line
Some ads (towards the end) will have something like 'To show that you actually read the ad put "Web Dev Front-End" as the subject line in your response'. Those who did not fully read the ad will not put that as the subject line and their resumes will never get read. Don't be one of them.
Know your worth
Some companies will try to underpay you. Know your worth before answering an ad or going into a new job.
Web designer compensation
Results from salary.com regarding Web designer compensation
Web developer compensation
Results from salary.com regarding Web developer compensation
Graphic designer compensation
Results from salary.com regarding Graphic designer compensation
Sites posting jobs for work in a company have ads that almost always require a resume. Sites posting jobs for people to find freelance work have ads that almost never require a resume (but they do ask for a portfolio!).
Employee job sites
Freelance work sites
Jobs sites RSS
RSS is a published list (also known as a "feed") of the most recent updates to a website or a part of a website (like a blog or forums). You can subscribe to the RSS of a website and be able to look at a list of it's most recent updates instead of going to that website all the time and checking if they have updated since the last time you were there.
Use RSS to your advantage when trying to find a job online by filtering the RSS of new job listings by keywords that interest you. Example - you are looking for freelance work only, you can filter new job listings by the keyword 'freelance'.
To set an RSS filter - go to one of the job sites listed above and find their RSS feed (if they have one), subscribe to it in your RSS feed reader (such as Google Reader or Feedreader), then find the option in your RSS feed reader to create a folder where you send items from RSS feeds based on certain keywords. Create the folder, set the filter, and you're ready to go.