Career Development

  • Career Development
    So You Want to Be a Comic Artist?Preview
    Whether it's a web comic, comic book, or graphic novel, the artists of the comic world have a variety of roles within a comic's creation, and all of them are pretty fantastic. I interviewed several comic creators and artists whose roles vary from self-produced comic artist to penciler to colorist and more! From web to print, consider this article your guide to working as a comic artist.Read More…
  • Careers
    Freelance Work Versus a Salary Job: The Pros and ConsPreview laptop work
    Which is better: freelancing or working in-house? The answer is not simple. They each have their pros and cons, and which one is right for you depends on your personality and how you want to work. So to help you make the right decision, this tutorial will look at how freelancing compares with salaried employment in a range of different areas, such as flexibility, control, job security, and more. Read More…
  • Careers
    How to Convince Your Boss to Pay for Your Training (With Scripts and Email Template)Money
    So you want to attend a training event but you don't know how to ask your boss. I know how you feel. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to negotiate your request, even if your employer doesn't have a training and development program in place. Read More…
  • Diversity
    Closing the Gender Gap: What You Can Do to Promote Diversity in the Tech IndustryClose gender gap
    It's an undisputed fact that women are underrepresented in the tech industry. But this doesn’t just affect women: having more women in tech benefits all of us. In this article I explore the ways in which we can all play a part in making the tech industry more diverse, and make some practical suggestions on what you can do.Read More…
  • Career Development
    Business Skills for Freelance DevelopersFreelance dev business
    Being a freelancer developer isn't just about writing code. In this article we look at six key business skills that all freelancers need. Some of these you may have used in a previous job, if you were an employee, while others you may have to learn from scratch.Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Take Your Freelancing Career to the Next Level—and Get Paid MoreLevel up
    One of the tricky things about navigating a freelancer’s career is that the next level of your career isn’t as obvious or as pre-planned. While this gives you a lot of freedom, there are also too many options to way and a lot of decisions to make. How do you go about climbing the career ladder—getting promoted, having a raise, taking on more important roles—when you are the one who has to decide for yourself if you’re ready? Read More…
  • Careers
    How to Find Great Mentors Mentor relationship
    Every professional, from a new college grad to a CEO, can benefit from having mentors. No matter what field you're in, good mentors can help you learn new skills, meet new people and approach challenges from different perspectives. In this tutorial, discover how to connect with potential mentors and proven ways to establish productive, mutually-fulfilling relationships.Read More…
  • Freelance
    5 Things to Consider Before Becoming a Freelance Web ProfessionalFive
    Going freelance is great for many, but isn't for everyone. By knowing what the potential drawbacks are as well as the difference between employment and freelancing, you'll be better able to decide if it's the right career path for you.Read More…
  • Freelance
    How to Expand Your Freelance Work to Include New Skills and SpecialtiesMultiple directions arrows
    So you want the benefits of having an established expertise, but you also crave variety, challenge, and new opportunities. I hear you. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to build on an established foundation, so you can maintain work security while reaching new areas and specialties.Read More…
  • Career Development
    How You Can Help Educate the Next Generation of Web ProfessionalsCode education
    The web industry complains of a skills gap: here's how you can pass your experience and knowledge to the next generation and help close that gap.Read More…
  • Branding
    You, Incorporated: Defining Your Personal BrandDiamond
    Whether you need to take a first stab at your brand or even redefine it, this tutorial will help you consciously and strategically develop a personal brand that harnesses your positive attributes and passions, effectively articulating your value and differentiating you. Read More…
  • Career Development
    Want to Work For a Top Digital Company? Here's What They're Looking ForWork digital
    If you're looking for a role with a tech giant or maybe a fast growing startup, it pays to know what type of person they're looking for and how they hire. Here's what to expect.Read More…