The web development job market is too strong for you to stay in any job you are unhappy with. You should not be afraid to test the job market at any point in your career.
Because the job market is in favor of the employees, it is up to the employers to provide you with reason to stay. Just letting your employer know you are unhappy may produce some good results for you, and if your issues are not addressed you can easily move on to another web development position.
Find what you want. It is out there for you.
Thank you for this awesome guide Robert! The material listed has been exactly what I’m looking for and as someone who only knows one person in the field of web development, your perspective and advice is greatly appreciated and extremely beneficial to me. Please continue the awesome work.
Thank you Olivia. I hope your career is going well for you. Please reach out if you have any questions.
In my job hunt I’ve noticed many employers are asking for languages outside the three you mentioned a front end guy should learn (such as Angular and JNode or something similar); is there any need to update the skillset? As someone in the industry for a while now do you see additional languages becoming absolutely necessary to get those lucrative positions?
Robert, thank you for your magnificent guide. I read it almost every day and take notes. Currently, I’m enrolled at DeVry University majoring in Computer Information Systems focusing on Web Development and Administration using my GI-Bill. First, I was confused what to learn because there are so many things to learn and you want to know them all. After reading your guide I finally clear my head and made a choice: I’ll go with PHP/MySQL alongside with HTML, CSS and JS/JQUERY. Once again, thank you for your advice.