Web dev jobs
  1. Web dev jobs intro
  2. Web dev jobs basics
  3. Resume & cover letter
  4. Portfolios
  5. Experience
  6. Freelancing
  7. Freelancing vs. real job
  8. Web dev jobs sites
  9. Web dev job interviews
  10. Getting the job
  11. Keeping the job
  12. Outsourcing
  13. Getting fired
  14. Summary

Web development experience

Just like with any other field, you need experience in web development to become good at it. Actually, this holds especially true for web development since it is a very technical subject and there is alot to know.

This tutorial focuses on:

Getting the experience

Catch 22

You need the experience to get the job, but you need the job to get the experience.

The above statement is what's known as a Catch 22 - a particular type of situation that creates a conflict that makes certain things impossible. How is anyone going to hire you if you don't have experience, but how are you going to get that experience if you don't work anywhere?

That first web development job is hard to get but once you're in..you're in! Then you can talk about your experience and feel much more confident in getting more work.

To get that first bit of experience there are several things you can do:

NOTE: Many internship positions will require you to work for free but it's worth it if you need to get that first industry experience.

Check out our Web development jobs sites page for a listing of sites where you can find web development jobs (employee and freelance based jobs).

Correctly mentioning experience

How you mention your experience on your resume/portfolio can be the deciding factor when they consider hiring you or not.

Points of advice when mentioning your experience:

NOTE: Make sure to always include the name of the company you worked for, dates you worked for them (from when to when), and your title in the company.

For portfolio sites

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