Written by Belinda Bielenberg
Looking back on the Web Developers that I have positioned into companies, I was interested to see where I had found most of the best of them that my company portfolio wanted to hire.
The various mediums where Web Developers can subtly have their CV’s or portfolios up are Google, LinkedIn, Monster.ie, Jobs.ie or registering with a Recruitment firm. There is some concern that Developers will be seen by their managers hunting around for new opportunities. However this doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.
When putting your profile up on LinkedIn you are certainly extruding confidence. This is because only you will have access to your account. However by hiding your connections you will ensure that nobody will be able to see if you are connecting with Recruitment agencies or other companies.
By registering your details on Jobs Boards you are indeed flagging that you are on the market. Your phone is undoubtedly going to hop off your desk if you are working so do expect this. Often it is helpful to mark on your CV that you would only like to be contacted via email or by telephone after office hours or on your lunch break.
By registering with a Recruitment firm you will often receive calls just to see where you are currently working and if you are open to a move. Often good web developers can be busy during the day but I would urge you to contact the recruiter back as you may find yourself sitting at a desk 2 months later, in a challenging environment, working on much more leading edge technology and earning a larger salary.
Interestingly, in my experience most Web Developers I have positioned into companies have come in via LinkedIn or through our Database here in CPL Recruitment, which is unsurprising as there are over 2000 PHP Web Developers alone on the CPL Database. So if you are open to a potential move and not necessarily looking, it would still be definitely worth your while registering on LinkedIn or on www.cplitjobs.ie. By all means don’t be afraid to let us know that you only want to be initially contacted by email. See below some Salary Increases in Quarter 2 2012 through Belinda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salary Increases for Web Developers
In Quarter 2 of 2012 if you have the following experience you can expect these salary packages:
A Web Developer c.3 yrs experience Mysql and HTML – €42k – €48k plus pension and health
A Web Development Manager 7 years experience PHP – €75 – €80k plus performance Bonus
A Web Designer 1 years experience CSS, HTML - €27k – €33k
A Flash Developer 3 years experience Flash – €45k – €52k plus Pension and Health
A Web Director 12 years experience – 90k plus package phone, laptop, health and sign on bonus 3k
A PHP Developer 6 years experience – 55k plus performance bonus 4k
A UI Developer 5-6 years experience –65k plus health