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Getting Your First Job as a Web Developer

A career in web development lets you work from home in a field that’s challenging, productive, and often lucrative. Instructor Christina Truong provides the foundational knowledge you need to get started in the field and find your way to a new career as an in-house or freelance web developer. First, Christina explains different types of web developer jobs and the skills associated with each role. She then shows you how to craft a personal profile online, maximize your job search, and write a resume that highlights the skills you’ve accumulated so far. Christina steps through the process of creating customized cover letters, preparing for interviews, and negotiating job offers. Christina also shows freelancers how to choose a business structure, maximize the search for clients and projects, and calculate rates for projects. Christina concludes by highlighting several things to consider when creating a contract.

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