Web Designer
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

Many companies, small and large, hire Web Page Designers. While many companies have their own employees perform this work, many also hire outside contractors, providing opportunities for self-employment or working for contracting agencies. Some of the companies hiring Web Page Designers at the time of publication are 123tel, Olympic Search, Internet Business Solutions, Graphica Multimedia Inc., and Creative Assets.


Recommended Job Search Strategy

1. Develop a website of your own that is at least on par with the average website in appearance, functionality, and navigability.

2. Develop a resume that includes a list of all programming tools you are familiar with, and include a list (with web addresses) of the web pages you have created.

3. Consider obtaining a certification, such as the Web Designer certification offered by the Association of Web Professional (www.a-w-p.org.).

4. Have an ASCII version of your resume available to submit electronically.

5. Check the Internet for job openings.

  • EastBay Works - www.eastbayworks.org
  • Caljobs - www.caljobs.ca.gov
  • Yahoo! Classifieds - classifieds.yahoo.com
  • Classified Gateway - www.sfgate.com/whoshiring
  • Headhunter.NET - www.headhunter.net/scripts/jobfind.asp
  • Bay Area Jobs - www.bayareacareers.com/resources.html

6. Contact potential employers directly via their company website.

7. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper. For additional information on this occupational field, contact the following:

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • Association of Online Professionals - www.aop.org
  • Silicon Valley WebGuild - www.webguild.org
  • IEEE Computer Society - www.computer.org
  • Association for Women in Computing - www.awc-hq.org (415) 905-4663
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