JOB SEARCH / MAR. 08, 2016
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Jobs for Web Developers and Digital Gurus

So you know your 1s and 0s do you? Oh sorry, I’ll talk slower I forgot that you are more comfortable talking to machines. So, you are a web dev whizz, a digital guru, a technology titan of sorts, so what kind of jobs could you do? 01101100 01100101 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01110100 01100001 01101011 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01101111 01101011 00001010. That’s let’s take a look in binary, I was just testing you.

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1. What is it?

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Okay Mr./Mrs. Tech-head, take five, I have to explain to the rest of the folks reading what a web-developer does. Hello Mr./Mrs. Layman, a web-developer is an individual that creates web based applications, like PayPal for example. Of course, that’s a gross generalization, there are a myriad of web-applications and uses for them from logistics to just plain old spreadsheets. Hopefully that helped a bit…Okay digital guru, you can come back now.

2. Jobs? (or 01101010 01101111 01100010 01110011)

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Okay, I’m done with the binary code as a joke shtick, if you want you can check out this fun (and I use the term loosely) text to binary translator. A great thing about web developers is the fact that they don’t really need a formal education to work; think of a native language speaker teaching their language to non-native speakers. Since the mass adaptation of web based applications both by private and corporate users the jobs for web developers are many. Due to the online character of the job, companies employ both in-house developers and freelancers. There is a caveat here though- there are a lot of jobs, but there are also that many coding languages that you might be obligated to know. The more you know the more chances you’ll have of being hired.

There are generally two distinct tiers to developing positions- senior and junior. Obviously junior is lower on the totem pole than senior which means they are compensated less and have fewer responsibilities. Junior developers are usually entry level positions. Once a junior developer has a healthy portfolio of application and experience they will either be internally promoted to senior or seek out a higher position with a different company. Of course, each company has its own titles, positions and obligations so this is a general statement not an absolute truth.

3. Where?

Well, as I mentioned above, a web developer can work pretty much anywhere…if a company needs information off a server, then a web developer is needed. That’s just the tip of the iceberg though as developers with experience might also be tasked as project managers, team leaders or creative heads of their departments dependent on the type of work that might be expected of them. Now if you are talking purely about numbers, according to wallstreetonparade.com, the global banking goliath JP Morgan employs a mind-boggling 30.000 programmers throughout its entire organization worldwide and actively recruits talent at an astounding pace. So yeah, I’d say give ole’ Morgan a try first…

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Do you know of any other jobs that web developers can do? Let us know in the comment section below.

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