I was recently contacted by a company to help draft some screening questions for PHP developers. These aren’t intended to be a complete interview, but more something to help the first level of phone handlers to check some basic competency with PHP. I ended up putting together 3-4 questions for 3 levels - beginner, intermediate [...]
Entries Categorized as 'PHP'
July 16, 2008
July 10, 2008
There’s a number of new PHP job postings at webdevjobs.com made in the last couple of weeks. We had a slowdown during the July 4th holiday, but that looks to be starting to pick up again. Haven’t seen any PHP postings *after* the 4th yet, but PHP is still the largest block of listings at [...]
June 24, 2008
TheDailyWTF is a site known and beloved by many a developer eager to take pleasure and enjoyment from the (often bone-headed) mistakes of lesser colleagues. It’s all in good fun, right? If you’ve not yet been to TheDailyWTF.com, head over and have a laugh, or perhaps a cry, at some of your industry brethren.
While there, [...]
June 20, 2008
phpclasses.org has recently opened a job market for PHP professionals. The site, run by Manuel Lemos, will offer two distinct services, aimed at serving different needs.
The focus of the first site - http://phpclasses.org/professionals - isn’t like that of a traditional job board, where employers list their job and candidates contact the employers. This site promotes [...]
June 19, 2008
Craigslist isn’t just one site, or it is, depending on how you look at it. Craigslist offers (usually) free classified listings, and has geographically targetted sites aimed at most major metro areas in the US and around the world. Most city sites have 3 categories where PHP jobs would be listed “Software/QA/DBA/etc”, “Web/HTML/Info design and [...]
June 18, 2008
Hey there! If you’ve got a question about the PHP job market - either as an employer, job seeker or freelance contractor, post it here. Or email me at email@example.com. Or perhaps you’ve got a question about my recent book - the PHP Job Hunter’s Handbook. Again, feel free to drop me a line [...]
June 16, 2008
Dice.com is one of the old standbys. It’s been around forever, and typically has a fair amount of listings, though I’ve found the job listings there to be sometimes very ‘recruiter-heavy’, if you know what I mean. That’s not necessarily *bad*, but personally not my cup of tea.
Dice is a technology-oriented job board, though there’s [...]
June 13, 2008
I’m somewhat surprised that I can talk to people in 2008 and they still haven’t come across indeed.com. If you’ve not been in the job market for the past 2-3 years, it’s possible. However, if you’ve been in the job market and aren’t aware of indeed.com, you owe it to yourself to check it out [...]
June 12, 2008
Crunchboard.com is one outgrowth of the popular TechCrunch.com blog, whose family of sites include MobileCrunch, CrunchGear and TechCrunch UK (that I know of). TechCrunch itself is extremely popular among early adopters and “cutting edge Web 2.0″ types, so opening a branded job board was probably a natural extension for TC to get in to. With [...]
June 11, 2008
AuthenticJobs.com has been going since 2005, and continually has a steady stream of new job listings for all types of web developers. AuthenticJobs is not a PHP-specific board, but I’ve found a good number of the postings there involve PHP in one form or another.
Downsides - I don’t recall ever seeing a post there that [...]