How To Get Hired As A Web Developer — Our Tips
Becoming a web developer is an arduous, exhausting process, but it’s only half the battle. Now that you know your stuff, it’s time to find an actual job, which can be trickier than you might think. Today we are sharing some tips on how to get hired as a web developer.
How to get hired as a web developer
Job search platforms
Let’s start with the obvious: there are lots of platforms that help you find a client. Indeed is one of the most popular, and it’s an excellent place for a web designer or a developer. There are others — generally, you never stop at one. A less known of those is Otta — the so-called “CrunchBase for Jobs” with many a startup looking to get a website. Don’t be afraid to go with smaller platforms. And even though you can be located in the US, there might be a reason to try foreign-based platforms as well, like Gumtree.
Upwork is also a popular option, but the competition there is fierce, and if you have no prior reviews, finding a good-paying job might be more challenging than you think.
And if you’re not sure about the company, there’s always Glassdoor. But don’t trust the reviews blindly.
Contact companies directly
Sometimes, it’s good to go with the personal approach. You can always find the company you like and write them directly — if your offer sounds good, that’s a good way to get hired there and then. How to find such companies? Simply type “top tech companies in New York (Washington, LA, whatever you need) and apply everywhere. It’s a tedious process, but it does work.
Many people positively despise LinkedIn but ignoring it is hardly wise. Thanks to this colossal platform, I know tons of people who have more offers that they can deal with. It’s all because connections are essential in the world of work, and one good job can lead to dozens. The most important thing is to have your profile nice and tidy — there are tutorials on how to make you enticing to a potential recruiter, those are crucial. Use particular keywords, ensure your description has your job title, etc. It’s a science in itself.