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