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A Story About The Trouble with Job Titles and Descriptions (css-tricks.com)
27 points by qwerryqwe 745 days ago | hide | past | web | 8 comments | favorite



There seems to have been miscommunication with the job description. That having been said, the idea that web dev positions that are a hybrid role of design and implementing webpages is not novel, it does not take a "unicorn".

The description undersold JavaScript as a requirement, the candidate continues to oversell "jQuery proficiency" and "I'm a designer/developer if there ever was one."

The employer wanted someone a step further towards the programming side of the spectrum. This person turned out to not be the right candidate, happens all the time. Why the rant?


It happens to designers a lot: company wants to hire a "designer", they really mean CSS/Javascript coder who can match colors and pixels in a way that isn't disastrous.

The difference between a real designer and a web dev that dabbles in a bit of design is huge.


I didn't see the original job post, but based on the one she presented, it wasn't an Engineering role.


After reading the job description presented by the author I have to disagree to a degree. It states:

> Deliver engaging, innovative prototypes, and contribute to front-end development of our products.

That looks like development to me. Not as a primary role but development nonetheless.


Shouldn't this have the title of the linked blog post?


Initially probably but I don't think it's very representative of the content (not that OP's title is better; it's arguably worse).


OP's title primes the reader to engage with the article in a negative, hostile way. Titles should carry and convey as little of an OP's baggage as possible.


Yes. We changed the title from "Designer applies for JavaScript job fails FizzBuzz then rants about job descriptions".




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