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    Question How do I find a job...

    I know javascript, html, css, and php. I have never had a professional web 'job' before though, and I am not sure where to start looking.

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    When you figure that out let me know how too

    The skills it takes to get a job is as important as the skills you need for the job itself. Start by reading a book or two on the subject, I like these:

    Ace the IT Resume

    Ace the IT Job Interview

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    Do you have a resume? That's the first thing you'll need.
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    The company will give you the job for programming commercial sites. so they will ask you what commercial sites you have worked on.

    Same thing happened with me and i had no commercial site to show. I bought a hosting space from the web , Registed 5 domains myself . Build 5 websites for friends free of cost and apllied everything . Sites like (restaurant , consulting , assignements etc.)

    Then i showd that on my interview and got job . So you need to show something to them.
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    http://www.simplyhired.com is a large database of job listings from other sites, if you wish to find some listings in your area of expertise or location.

    http://www.authenticjobs.com/ is a great site for great jobs.

    Also, if you are confident but not pushy about it, you can eventually land yourself a job. I think its best if you look for jobs which are a little more challenging in your opinion, because that leaves you with room to grow and things to keep you interested in the job, as well as providing you a chance to be honest with the employer and show your enthusiasm about learning whatever it takes to get the job done. Its important to be able to show them what you know now, in a profile, but its just as important for them to know you are excited about keeping your skills up-to-date and you want to add to your skills.

    Also an employer who doesn't want to have someone improving their skills will probably be a stagnant position. Judging by the languages you know, thats only part of it. What about your ability to complete tasks on time? What about your skills in communication? What about teamwork skills? These things are very important as well. You are trying to convince someone else that you (not just the coding skills you know) are invaluable for their business.

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    Without a portfolio, you're not going to get a job

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    what would you reccomend for me to do for my portfolio? I wanted to do that but I don't know where to start...

    I did make a website layout which is nice but its made using table layout...

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    make your portfolio, search in news paper or search on google for job providers in your city or country and then go for interview..

    best of luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by DELOCH View Post
    what would you reccomend for me to do for my portfolio? I wanted to do that but I don't know where to start...

    I did make a website layout which is nice but its made using table layout...
    Start with what you have done, make it simple, make it clean, and make it standard (if you are skilled at that). Your personal portfolio should follow all of the rules that you think should be followed in web design, so it should validate (some people do know what that is and check), it should be easy to navigate (don't make some fancy slider or thing that displays only part of your work), and it should not try to have ads or anything other than your portfolio work and some basic information about yourself.

    If you don't feel that you have enough for a portfolio, then you start with what you have and as you get more work add it. I limit my portfolio to only a dozen or so items, so eventually you will only pick the best stuff. If you have the time, make somethings. If you need ideas, try to surf forums or work sites and see what people are asking for. Perhaps you can make small scaled examples of some of them which will help you prove your skill.
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    I want to also add, that your portfolio should also try to include examples of how you are trying to help others or provide some code/snippets for others to use/learn from. I have not done this yet, and I am working to find ways to return some of my knowledge and experience back to the web design/development community.

    So I'm suggesting things like make a blog that has quick, timely, and useful posts about a specific topic, or provide some custom written code for download, or offer a free template design, or something that shows you are giving back. Pretty much all of us owe some of our knowledge and web design skill to those who have freely written tutorials or provided examples.

    Of course you can't start off being a voice of authority, but you can try to offer some small pieces of help. Its not about coding a huge script which everyone must have, but rather providing some smaller pieces which you wish to share. I think those who give back are among the most skilled, and often are the best to hire or work with.
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