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This session was presented at Drupalcamp Atlanta on Oct 1, 2011.

This session was presented at Drupalcamp Atlanta on Oct 1, 2011.

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  • 1. Landing & Keeping a Job at a Web Development Firm DrupalCamp Atlanta Oct 1, 2011 Glenn Hilton imagexmedia.com/glenn
  • 2. Tweeting: @glennhilton @imagex_media
  • 3. Tips for landing the job Learning From Craigslist Personals…
  • 4. Work on buildingup chips…
  • 5. Brand yourself online:
  • 6. Go where the agencies are: 
  • 7. Show off your work:
  • 8. Contribute to the community. • Participate in forums • Help on sprints • Build something and submit it
  • 9. Develop an expertise
  • 10. Enter competitions, submit to galleries,award sites, etc
  • 11. Do your homework… • READ job postings! • Go through proper channels • Customize your communications • Proofread carefully 
  • 12. Read it one more time...
  • 13. Don’t Over Do It…
  • 14. Get your foot in the door. • Ask for a short contract or internship • Request referrals • Follow up
  • 15. Tips for keeping your job Think long term • Be realistic • Follow through • Don’t bail
  • 16. Communicate • Learn to listen • Be proactive • Be consistent
  • 17. Be Industrious • Solve your own problems • Help others solve theirs too
  • 18. Innovate •Stay ahead of the curve •Contribute good ideas
  • 19. Manage your time. • Plan well • Think cushion
  • 20. Go Above and Beyond
  • 21. What tips have you found to behelpful to land or keep a job? Glenn Hilton - @glennhilton imagexmedia.com/glenn
  • 22. About ImageXOpportunities:•Jobs - imagexmedia.com/aboutKeep in Touch:•Facebook.com/imagexmedia•Twitter.com/imagex_media