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    Junior Member Claymation's Avatar
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    I am curious as to what some web designers and developers that work in the industry have done to get the jobs they are at now...

    I am currently looking for an internship this summer....

    any help appreciated


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    Times have changed from the past. I know a lot of people who are trying to break into CS/IT and I think everyone is doing it all wrong.

    This is an opinion from someone who broke into accounting without family/friend help, so take it with a grain of salt. I find that it's a lot easier to find the companies that offer an environment for you to work in and cold-call lunch/meeting at their convenience.

    It sounds sketchy and may scare you, but believe me, accounting jobs are ALL the same. Qualifications are ALL the same. You get a call if you stand out, and standing out = making the first move (imo).

    Best of luck,

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    Unpaid WDF Intern TheGAME1264's Avatar
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    It's not that bad an opinion. I also think everyone is doing it all wrong.

    If you go out there and send your resume and cover letter everywhere and apply for the jobs everyone else does, guess what? Your odds are that much longer that you'll actually find what it is that you're after. People will go through thousands of resumes and cover letters and not actually get to know you.

    I wouldn't go the cold-calling route myself because I think it's an archaic form of marketing, but there are ways to break into web design/development without having to resort to that. For example, you can apply for a job in retail, learn how the store works, learn about the products, and then use that knowledge to build the website once your boss sees what a great salesperson you are. Then use the first website as a springboard to other things.

    That's more or less how I got my start in web design (except that it wasn't retail).
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