Getting a Web Development Job For Dummies
By Kathleen TAYLOR, Bud E. Smith
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 312

Learn to:

  • Secure the best job opportunity for your skillset
  • Build a resume and impress interviewers
  • Research employers and interpret job listings

Chart your path for a career in web development

If your pet peeves include malfunctioning forms, flashing banners, and sites that take way too long to load, the web development world needs you. But with so many possible goals and no one right way to get there, it can be confusing starting out. Luckily, this hands-on, friendly guide serves as your roadmap to starting a career in web development.

  • Welcome to the world of web dev — find out how web development got to be such a big thing, why companies care so much about their web development efforts, and how you can make yourself a valuable employee
  • Get into position — discover helpful tips for positioning yourself for the job you want, whether your core abilities are technical or graphical and artistic
  • Find your niche — get to know the web development needs of small companies, big companies, educational institutions, governments, and non-profits—and how that affects your employment prospects
  • Whichever way the wind blows — find guidance on choosing from among full-time employment for a traditional organization, full-time employment for a web development organization, and self-employment

Open the book and find:

  • The major categories of web development jobs
  • Why a web portfolio matters so much
  • The key concepts of web design jobs
  • How to use online job boards and LinkedIn
  • Tips for writing a resume and acing an interview
  • How to create a portfolio site that will help you get the job you want
  • Advice to keep and grow within your ideal job once you land it
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