3 Mistakes You MUST Avoid When Writing Your CV

It can be a struggle to convey your career on your CV. If you feel your CV doesn’t market your skills and experience to its full potential, you’re probably right and employers are going to pick up on this. Your working hours may be packed with communication, administration and hands-on work but on paper it’s hard to represent this. As well as highlighting your skills, you need to think about showcasing your personal brand.

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Business design advice to keep you sane & prosper

Business design advice to keep you sane & prosper

Inspired by the recent “My Top 10 Business Design Failure” presentation in the Notebook, I thought about this from my business standpoint and decided to share my own business lessons and thoughts. I’ll keep this short(ish) and bittersweet.

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10 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Web Designer

10 Things You Can Do To Become A Better Web Designer

Like a lot of web designers I didn’t go to school to learn design or development. My degrees are in completely unrelated fields. As a web designer and developer I’m close to 100% self-taught. That self-teaching isn’t random though.

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Using SEO to Generate Web Design Clients the Non-Spammy Way

Using SEO to Generate Web Design Clients the Non-Spammy Way

Most web designers aren’t very familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), which is the process of ranking specific web pages as high up in the SERPs (Search Engine Result Positions) as possible. Read Article »

Social Networking Strategies for Finding More Work

Social Networking Strategies for Finding More Work

As a web designer or web developer, you probably have a firm grasp on the social media/social networking scene. What I’m finding, however, is that although many people in our industry understand how the Social Web works Read Article »

5 Questions Your Freelance Business Needs To Answer

5 Questions Your Freelance Business Needs To Answer

When starting a freelance design business do you need to create a business plan? You can easily find opinions for and against. For me it comes down to how you define a business plan.

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