Finding your first role in the web industry

So you're learning all about web design and you've learnt about the entire process, including usability, accessibility, UX, prototyping, HTML and CSS. You've got your head around the importance of responsive design and you can reel off most of Nielsen's heuristics. What now? You need a job. But how are you going to get the job you want?

You've scoured all the job websites and most, if not all, ask for that dreaded thing: experience. Never fear! I’m going to give you a few hints and tips to get your foot in the door so you can let your charm, personality and passion do the rest.

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