A Career On The Web: On The Road To Success

A Career On The Web: On The Road To Success

There comes a time in everyone’s career when changing jobs is the natural next step. Perhaps you’re looking for a new challenge or you feel like you’ve hit a wall in your current company? Either way, you’re standing at a crossroad, with an overwhelming amount of possibilities in front of you. But how can you make the most of this situation? How can you find a job you will truly love?

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There is, of course, no secret recipe for success. However, the tips and best practices in this eBook are an invaluable source to make searching for a job a less daunting and much more fruitful undertaking. To support you on this journey, our authors provide practical advice to guide you through the different stages of your job hunting process — from assessing whether a position might be a good fit for you, to landing and preparing a job interview, and finally, growing into your new role in a new company. No matter if you’re a seasoned web professional or just about to gain a foothold in the industry, this eBook is bound to bring you a step closer towards a job that will make you thrive and, in the end, towards the career that you envision for yourself.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • How A Designer Can Find A Job They Will Truly Love
    by Susie Pollasky
  • The Difference Between Good And Bad Job Requirements
    by Jim Bosveld
  • Preparing For A Front-End Job Interview
    by Jake Bresnehan
  • Land Your Next Web Development Job: The Interview Process
    by Dean Hume
  • Career Advice For Graduating Web Design Students
    by Jeremy Girard
  • The Habits Of Successful New Web Professionals
    by Jeremy Girard
  • How To Maintain Your Brand As A Corporate Employee
    by Jeff Gothelf

Technical Information

  • Formats: PDF, EPUB, Kindle (DRM-free)
  • Pages: 81
  • Language: English
  • Released: March 2015
  • Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
  • ISBN (PDF): 978-3-945749-17-3
  • ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-945749-15-9
  • ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-945749-16-6

Excerpt From Chapter 1

How A Designer Can Find A Job They Will Truly Love — by Susie Pollasky

After taking the necessary steps to prepare for a job search, like updating your resume and nurturing a small savings account to provide a little cushion, think about what you want in your next job. Planning for job requirements, salary and perhaps location before applying is obvious, but many people forget to set criteria for one major thing: corporate culture.

Excerpt From Chapter 4

Land Your Next Web Development Job: The Interview Process — by Dean Hume

During my career as a software developer and manager, I have been involved in many interviews. Whether the interviewer or interviewee, I have always paid special attention to the interview process.

In my current role, I spend a lot of time interviewing potential employees, so I’ve seen my fair share of good and bad interviews. Some candidates stand out from the crowd immediately, while others are just another face in a million. In this article, I’ll give you a few tips and a head start on your next interview. Whether your next interview is your first or twenty-first, hopefully these tips will help you along the way.

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