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Summer internships available @ Spring 0

are you bored of studying the whole year?

want to spend the summer training in the real world?

do you have a training requirement with your university?

are you a  student who loves to learn who to develop websites using PHP?

are you a great web developer in-the-making?

Come find out!

If you and your laptop plan to spend the summer in Amman, Jordan; all you need to do is send us an email describing your self, your hobbies, your interests, what you know and what you’d like to learn at hello[at]hellospring.net

If you know anyone who might be interested, please pass the word around!

We currently have two openings for a 3 month paid internship either Jun -August or July – September.

For more information go to http://hellospring.net

Freelancing + Jordan = Drama 4

Freelancing is great, we surely need more freelancers in Jordan and everywhere else. Designers, programmers, accountants, copywriters, translators, event managers…you name it; all companies need it.

There are numerous problems with freelancing in Jordan:

  1. Most people claiming to freelance have actually full-time jobs that prohibit it.
  2. The above will cause you delays by default, because as there jobs are demanding you will have to be put as a second priority and suffer delays in your job request.
  3. If they are actually 100% freelancers chances are they haven’t found someone to pay them for a full time job yet, and they will work with you until that dream job comes to life. Then, you get screwed over with delays and half a$$ed work.
  4. Companies look to save with freelancers, elsewhere in the world a freelancer/contractor gets paid very well for a contracting Job to make up for the lack of full-time employment benefits. Which is a fair deal.

I think there should be an initiative to make self-employment a valid choice in the country:

  1. Pay fair rates to freelancers while committing to pay on time.
  2. Freelancers to become more professional and committed in their engagements.

I think a time like now with the economical situation everyone is facing, freelancing can save lots of companies. Most of which are not confident about expanding their employee base for fear of stable revenues, can really use a professional freelancer network to still satisfy their current projects and not commit to a larger employee base if the economical situation worsens and they their revenue levels decline.

People who prefer a relaxed and personally managed time can use freelancing jobs to help create the lifestyle they seek, working for few months, then taking time off and so on.

Resumé writing 2.0 0

Ok, I am really fed up with all the resumés I am getting. All with ms word pre-formatted sections! Here is my preferred outline:

First & Last names

Email + Mobile number

(I don’t need to know your middle name or your land line number, your postal address or where you live, if you are married or single, black or white, male of female and please No Picture! I like to be surprised!)

My Passion

(Need I say more?? What are you passionate about doing? design, programming, project management…etc.)

My Experience

(start with the last company/Projects you worked for first, fresh graduates can talk about their graduation project/paper and anything else they self learned, not a list of courses PLEASE)

Start date- End date      XYZ Company

The following are/were my responsibilities:

1. ……..

2. ………………..

What I know how to do very well

PHP, MySQL

What I am planning to learn more about

Drupal

Formal Education

xyz university – major/minor – graduation year

Total pages 1, 2 as a maximum!

That’s all i can think about for now. ideas are welcome!

LinkedIn's new look 2

I just checked it today, don’t know when the changed was made actually but it seems like it happened sometime in Feb.

one word. WOW. I like the website a lot better than before. Its neat, lots of white space, readable, much less cluttered and easier to navigate!

Check it out! LinkedIn.com

Spring: A new web development startup is hiring! 0

We are a new web development startup and currently looking to hire individuals that have working knowledge in PHP 5, Ruby on Rails and who had worked on deploying CMS on either Drupal, Joomla and/or WordPress.

 Interested individuals should send their CV’s to:

 razan@syntaxdigital.com

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