I have been pasisonate about my website development skills for awhile now and i have thought about doing freelancing but since my parent run their own business they have always thought i should attempt to work for an offical website design company to gain website development experience.
thats not a problem for me as it good idea so i can learn real world projects and skills but the only problem that really annoys me is when i see a Junior website developer job position opens up i go ahead and attempt to apply for it.
The only problem is that there is not much for my area of experience what i am saying to this is that in the description they are asking for is they are looking for a junior to intermediate website developer
i have and some experience with website development i was working for a company in town for 12 months working with flash and facebook development.
and this is in the description to what i attempted to apply for
We are looking for someone who:
- Has ability to follow design standards, including style guides, templates, style sheets, and file-naming conventions.
- Must be able to juggle multiple projects and manage deadlines.
- Is fluent in written and verbal English. Required as you will be liaising with clients.
- Takes initiative and has the ability to work self-proficiently.
- Works well with others.
Some on-job training provided if necessary. All applicants must provide a cover letter that includes addresses of 2 of their favourite websites.
20hrs/week 3 month contract, with option to extend both hours and period to the right applicant.
Now seems a pretty easy job to meet and ive got some basic skills on JQuery but for some reason i am not able to crack the case as to get my foot in the door so i can learn the skills
There exact response was simply
Thanks for your application. Great work with the Facebook games, a very good area to be in! Unfortunately you do not have the specific experience we are looking for.
All the best for the future!
Now what kind of experience are they looking ive even said to them in an email response after that that i am quiet happy to work for free for a week so i can show my skills to you guys no response back
So this does annoys me what kind of person are they looking for and what can i do to improve my skills even though i havnt been able to even land a Junior website development job
Reason i am getting pretty annoyed is simply most of all the php website development jobs around in my country are either located in the north island of NZ and i am currently in South Island or NZ (New Zealand)
So to that if i do want to apply which ill proabbly not get but to relocate which is not what im wanting to do.So what should i do when i try to learn the basics im pretty experience in website development and ive been told im there but not quiet there i have alot of skills but how can i put my skills to work if i cant get my so call foot in the door
Does anyone have any advice for me should i continue working on personal projects and maybe some how make them so i get reconise how can i just make a make up company for a make up client or somthing?
What do you guys think?
You can find my Resume located at http://willbc.net/resume/ which has option to download in pdf format aswell