How do I get my next web development job?

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If you're looking to jump into a web development job, there are some things you should be thinking about—and some things that you should not.

Demand for web designers and developers is growing. A number of career opportunities in Houston have opened up as companies have realized the need for skilled developers to build and improve their aging web infrastructure. As consumers increasingly access the internet through their mobile devices, developers need to follow an entirely new set of design criteria to maximize their impact.

If you're looking to jump into one of these open jobs, there are some things you should be thinking about—and some things that you should not.

It's important to have a strong online presence so potential employers can look you up and browse through examples of your previous work. Large companies will receive thousands of job applications every week, and you aren't doing yourself any favors by making things difficult for hiring managers. Keep a broad portfolio that includes examples of your best work, including everything from entire websites to plugins and small pieces of code.

In this field, what you have done and what you are capable of doing is often more important than your educational background. Hiring managers are not going to pore over your previous job titles, and while it is nice to have a college degree, it is not necessarily a deal breaker if you do not. Focus on demonstrating how you will make their investment in your skills pay off in a big way.

Inquest Staffing is seeking to fill a number of IT jobs in the Houston area, such as a Web/Mobile Developer. We're here to match candidates with exciting new positions as they develop their careers.

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