Anyone who’s used a computer for more than a few minutes knows that the internet is full of useless crap. Websites with no purpose other than to take your money and make you waste time. That’s why as website designers we have to be so discerning when selecting potential clients. Clients who are interested in hiring us will have already done their research and know what they want before they talk to us. They need to be able to tell if we’re the right fit for them, not just based off of our design but also based off what they plan on doing with their site after we build it: as a digital marketing agency, should you work with us or someone else?
In order to do that, potential clients need to understand how much knowledge and experience we have in our field. If they don’t see that, they won’t trust us enough to give us their money and make them waste time instead of letting us spend ours on working towards solutions together. That’s why in order for you, as a client, to trust that we are the right choice for you, there needs to be something beyond just our design portfolio. Something big like an associate degree from a top school specifically tailored towards web developers or a certificate from an accredited program such as Udacity Web Developer Nanodegree . Here are some situations where having one of these credentials would come in handy…
If you’re looking for a web developer to build your website
It would be impossible to trust a web developer without one of these credentials, as it would give you a better idea of the amount of knowledge and experience they have. If you’re looking for someone who can build your website, that credential would allow you to feel confident that our design is going to be up to par with what you need. And if our design isn’t good enough for you, then we don’t want your money in the first place.
If you want to train new developers for your business
If you’re looking to hire new developers, it would be very beneficial for you to have someone on your team who has the experience and knowledge of what they are doing. Someone who can lead by example and show them the ropes so that they can build a career as well. This could also work in reverse: if you have a developer who wants to make the jump into web development but doesn’t know where to start, then these credentials will give them a leg up in their new endeavor.
You can also use these credentials as proof of your qualifications when applying for jobs at large companies. If you don’t have one of these credentials, then it just looks like you’ve been trying to get into the field for awhile now and haven’t yet finished school or found success as an independent freelancer. It also keeps things fair when people are hiring from candidates with similar backgrounds and experiences.
If you’re seeking certification for your current team
If you’re on the search for new people to join your team, you need to be able to tell if they have enough experience in their field. If you already have a team but want to bring in more people with specialized skill sets, certifications are a great way of doing that. They’ll allow your employees to demonstrate their skillset and give them a competitive edge over other applicants.
If you’re currently looking for someone else or trying to get out of a contract with an agency who doesn’t have the skillset or qualifications you’re looking for, these certifications can help set us apart from others so that we get your business.
If you’re looking to hire a web developer and don’t know who to trust
If you’re looking to hire a web developer you should consider using a job board like Indeed or Guru. But if you don’t want to be limited to those options, your best bet is asking around. Find someone who knows web development and ask them what they would recommend. Most importantly, make sure that the person recommending the company has worked with them before: not just someone who has seen their work but also someone who can vouch for their quality of work and experience.
The issue becomes more complicated when you’re talking about freelancers and agencies because you won’t know what the credentials are for each individual person working on your project until after it’s completed.