Vodafone Webmaster, Job Applications

So I’ve been reading through applications for the role of Webmaster at Vodafone.

If I might offer some advice:

Write a cover-letter

You won’t even get a first interview unless a) you have a basic understanding of the role, and b) you can show us that you really really want the job.
We need to know you have a passion for the web.

Tailor your CV

…especially if you’re not going to write a cover-letter! We need to see evidence from your current skills and experience that this role as Webmaster at Vodafone is a suitable and natural progression for your career.

After all, this is could be your next job. Show us some enthusiasm!

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The New.

WordPress 2.5 is!

Check it out now.

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Another blog

We’ve set up another blog, primarily for the purposes of chronicling our overseas escapade, but Michelle also likes to talk about the garden and stuff. So yeah, check it out.

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Now hiring: Webmaster, Vodafone NZ.

As some of you may already know, we’re off to Switzerland for a wee while.

So I need someone to take my place as webmaster at Vodafone NZ.

Ideally, you’ll be rather like me, only slightly better.

Some things that we’re looking for

…in no particular order:

  • A passion for the web that borders on obsessive/compulsive.
  • A Jeff Croft-type understanding of web standards and how to use them…
  • …and mad, leet (X)HTML/CSS coding skillz.
  • Solid experience with content management; an ability to structure content well, and proven experience with CMSs.
  • Able to write JavaScript better than me. This means being able to write clean, efficient, unbreakable, OO JS, and to be able to get the most out of a JS library.
  • You need to be able to work well with the rest of the awesome Vodafone Online Studio team.
  • While you don’t need to be a designer (we’ve got one of those), you do need a design eye. Thousands of people use our websites everyday, so they have to look good and be easy to use.
  • Our pages are JSPs from XML via XSL. You’ll need to be down with this.

If this sounds like you…

…then get in touch and I’ll hook you up with a position description that’s better than the list above that I just dreamed up this morning:

  • drop me an email: daniel.willis~at~vodafone~dot~com
  • or give me a call : 021 411 857

PS: Above-average air-hockey ability is a must-have.

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Extensible CSS

Cameron Moll has published Part 1 of his new series The Highly Extensible CSS Interface. He looks at meaningful, lightweight markup, resetting CSS, and resolution dependence.

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Jeff Croft goes brown

Jeff Croft has redesigned – and it’s brown, yo.

I must say, it’ll take a bit of getting used to.

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SimpleBits realign is live!

Following on from what I blogged earlier, SimpleBits has now undergone its transformation. This is a perfect example of a design realignment – no radical, from-scratch redesign. Dan has kept the best bits; the bits that already worked well. And it’s still all relatively sized – so Ctrl+scrollwheel and watch that baby zoom!

So it seems the grid is still alive and well. Khoi Vinh and Cameron Moll really got me interested in grids, but I’ve been too lazy to try my hand at my own sweet grid layout. One of these days, maybe.

Anyway, nice work, Dan!

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Web administrator wanted!

We’re looking for a web administrator to help us out for at least a couple of months. Read more about it!

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SimpleBits tune-up

It looks like Dan Cederholm is giving SimpleBits a bit of a tweak. Watch this space.

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End of support for Netscape browsers

AOL has announced that support for Netscape browsers will cease as at February 1st, 2008.

This browser marque dominated IE for many years in the early days.

Long live Mozilla 🙂

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