Dribbble is about to take our jobs!!

almost 6 years ago from Shea Lewis, Web Designer

  • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, almost 6 years ago

    Damn, I sure would hate this if I put all my potential employment eggs in the one "privately owned enterprise" basket.

    Good thing only a fool would rely solely on a singular 3rd party service for their employment opportunities.

    6 points
    • Shea LewisShea Lewis, almost 6 years ago

      I always find it interesting when people post this. I honestly invested all my eggs early on into this platform.. To be honest best move I have ever made. Made a ton of connections through it and expanded my network. I think it actually makes more sense to build yourself into one network and build up a following and network. Rather than running around trying to handle a bunch of different platforms and then manage the funnel of all the leads coming in. And thats if you even get those leads in the first place, since you don't have a big enough network on those product or youre not involved enough in that community.

      4 points
      • Aaron Wears Many HatsAaron Wears Many Hats, almost 6 years ago

        That's the difference between the revolving door which is an agency, and an enterprise level development firm I suppose.

        LinkedIn is the closest I use to a central repository for my CV's, but I've always found reaching out for an opportunity with a physical call/email/handshake and a CV is much better than waiting for employers to navigate to a 3rd party site. Host your own site and direct potential employers to it, imo.

        I don't think there's a need at all to 'build up a following' in order to get work however, and realistically you should have networking skills outside of an algorithm-driven website that does it for you... The facebooks of the world have just led you astray ;)

        3 points