WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

Craft your origin story • Pointed questions for devs to ask prospective employers • Strategies against Ageism • IBM’s a**hole test • Take a pass on a “fast-paced environment.” • WordPress Translation Day • Writing Tips for Engineers • Preventing burnout as a manager Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Walt Kania explains why you should… Continue reading WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 26, 2022

What happens 3 minutes after you fail?

For 90% of what we deal with on a regular basis, though, by the time the weekend comes around, nobody is going to care that you made a mistake. The Misanthropic Developer This article was published at Post Status — the community for WordPress professionals.

WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit? Matej Latin breaks down the results of his survey. Amelia Nagoski says self-care is not enough to prevent burnout — we have to care for each other. Alyssa Place explains how managers can do that. Maintenance failures can be lethal, but Stewart Brand finds the winning maintenance style in sailing history.… Continue reading WordPress Careers Roundup for the Week of September 19, 2022

Why do designers quit their jobs?

Matej Latin did a survey of designers who quit their jobs and discovered: No career progression opportunities and unhappiness with the work they do were about equal, at about 20% each. Problems with company culture came next. A lack of UX maturity was third followed by salary, poor relationships with management, and misalignment with company… Continue reading Why do designers quit their jobs?

Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Drawing on a gender gap at WCUS noticed by Women in WP, Rob Howard thinks there might be a “self-employment penalty” on conference attendance that disproportionately affects women. There’s a lot of speculation in this article, but it’s a subject worth deeper analysis. Whatever the cause, a 2:1 male-to-female ratio in WCUS attendees (or people… Continue reading Is there a self-employment gap in WordPress event attendance?

Salary Transparency: Why Not?

Why WordPress employers do and don’t advertise salary ranges — and why they all should. On the Post Status job board, like many others, most of the WordPress employers who use it don’t include salary ranges on their job listings. Should they? Piccia Neri asked them all why they do or don’t practice salary transparency.… Continue reading Salary Transparency: Why Not?

Ask a #WordPress Question: As a Senior Developer with little WordPress experience, how can I best showcase my WordPress skills to clients?

Sometimes we get questions — because we have a form for WordPress Questions. Go ahead, ask away! This one is from Jordan at DamnGood.tech. Coming in as a Senior Dev / Senior Dev (w/o much WordPress), how can I best showcase WordPress skills to clients? My background is that I’m senior developer / tech lead.… Continue reading Ask a #WordPress Question: As a Senior Developer with little WordPress experience, how can I best showcase my WordPress skills to clients?