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    Getting ready to apply for jobs… but I’m confused which jobs to apply for. I’ve had interviews for developers and been turned down for a lack of illustration skills, and I’ve seen design jobs that prioritize CSS and Jquery.

    I do these really well: HTML, CSS, Jquery, Responsive Design, Content Writing/Editing, Layout Design

    I do these pretty well: Javascript, Photoshop

    I’m not very good at: Color (partially colorblind), Typography, Complicated Javascript (can’t do event handling outside jquery)

    I don’t do: Illustrations and graphics (beyond buttons, etc), Back-end technology (beyond integrating the front end)

    …what am I?


    It sounds like you’re a developer.


    You sound… no… you ARE a front-end web developer.

    It’s quite tricky nowadays as the boundaries between designers and developers are blurred, and a lot of recruiters will have their own ideas of what a front-end web developer consists of. I’ve seen front-end jobs listing PHP and MySQL as requirements!


    Right? Good to know I’m not the only one who thought that was weird…


    All I can say is to look at the job reqs over the job title. Different companies are looking for different skillsets; some companies don’t really know what the job they’re advertising for should be called.

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