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Matt Stauffer:
How to Apply for a Web Developer Job at Tighten (and How Not To)
Oct 01, 2015 @ 09:39:03

While the advice that Matt Stauffer gives in this new post to his site is more targeted towards people applying at his company, it's full of great tips for just about any job seeker looking to land a role in web development.

I just finished reading over 200 applications for our latest job posting, a Web Developer job at Tighten Co.. We still hire infrequently enough and are small enough that the two founders (Dan and me) and our operations manager (Dave) read every single application, which is hours upon hours for work before we even get to our initial phone screen.

Some applicants, and some tendencies among applicants, have stood out as best practices, but many more things have stood out as consistent turnoffs. So, I figured I'd share some with you here.

He includes helpful hints on topics like:

  • actually reading the job description
  • writing custom cover letters
  • updating your site and resume to the latest information
  • provide up to date code samples
  • check spelling and grammar

He offers one other piece of advice that I think a lot of job seekers don't bother with: set yourself apart somehow. This may mean extra work on the application but it can yield very positive results. He ends the post with some extra tips he received as feedback on Twitter, asking hiring managers what they really want to hear from applicants.

tagged: webdeveloper job application tips useful suggestion hiringmanager

Link: https://mattstauffer.co/blog/how-to-apply-for-a-web-developer-job-at-tighten-and-how-not-to

NetTuts.com:
The 11 Phases of a Web Developer’s Career (As Illustrated by Memes)
Mar 25, 2013 @ 09:45:32

NetTuts.com has started off the week on a humorous note with this latest post showing the "11 Phases of a Web Developer's Career" as illustrated with animated GIFs of various internet memes.

The career of a web developer is an interesting one with many slopes. Considering a learning curve this steep, you can fully expect to live through periods of frustration, enlightenment, self-righteousness, and every mindset in between. In this article, we’ll have some fun, by reviewing each of these phases through the lens of a meme!

Some of the phases include:

  • Phase 1 - Noob
  • Phase 3 – Complete Frustration
  • Phase 5 – Fragile Code
  • Phase 7 – Cocky
  • Phase 9 – When Code Becomes Art
  • Phase 10 – Seasoned

Check out the post for the images of these and the others on their "top 11" list.

tagged: webdeveloper career stages animated gif meme humor

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Job Posting:
Found Line Seeks Web Developer (Burlington, VT)
Sep 06, 2007 @ 12:38:47

Company Found Line
Location Burlington, VT
Title Web Developer
Summary

We're a small design and development studio in Burlington, Vermont seeking a full time web developer (40 hrs/wk). Experience with PHP/MySQL or other web development platforms is required. Must demonstrate a desire to learn new technologies and processes. An understanding of object-oriented analysis and design is helpful.

Must be local to Burlington, Vermont or already have plans to move to the area. Please send your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume in (X)HTML or PDF format to jobs@foundline.com . No phone calls, please.

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Job Posting:
Found Line Seeks Web Developer (Burlington, VT)
Sep 06, 2007 @ 12:38:47

Company Found Line
Location Burlington, VT
Title Web Developer
Summary

We're a small design and development studio in Burlington, Vermont seeking a full time web developer (40 hrs/wk). Experience with PHP/MySQL or other web development platforms is required. Must demonstrate a desire to learn new technologies and processes. An understanding of object-oriented analysis and design is helpful.

Must be local to Burlington, Vermont or already have plans to move to the area. Please send your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume in (X)HTML or PDF format to jobs@foundline.com . No phone calls, please.

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