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Can anybody provide any tips and suggestions on getting my first few web development jobs?

Hi. I have been learning how to write code in php and mysql. I am becoming pretty proficient. Now I would like to find jobs so that I can make money. Does anybody have any tips on how to get my first few jobs? I also know xhtml, css and a bit of javascript for when I need it.

Asked By: - 3/29/2010
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Sounds like you have some great skills (although personally I dont like PHP, but thats just me). If you want a job in web development I would suggest running your own portfolio/blog site which can basically "advertise you" to them; However this would take time to build, and to get people interested in (although in the... More
Answered By: Joe Savage - 3/29/2010
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you could try your hand at sites like rentacoder.com where you bid with other free lance developers on projects for clients. Also check with local temp agencies and places like Careerbuilder to see if companies are looking for php programmers in your area (generally you'll need a bachelor's degree to get hired by one... More
Answered By: Pete S - 3/29/2010
 
You've got great skills. People like you are in demand at Odesk. It is the marketplace for online workteams, with the best business model for both buyers and providers. Its unique approach guarantees to buyers that an hour billed is an hour worked, while guaranteeing to providers that an hour worked is an hour paid... More
Answered By: Cristina - 3/30/2010
 
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