1. Akamaozu
    August 20, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    I think this is very well said.

    What people SAY they are paying you for is not always what they’re actually paying you to do.

    So many people ask for a website, when what they really want is a digital extension of their business, or a way to directly interact with their clients.

    The first thing you’d need to get better at your job is looking through the request and identifying what it is you’re actually supposed to do. That information will guide you so much more than any documentation or client request, because you’re working with the end in mind.

    That’s the first step to being a real problem-solver, not just a production worker.


    • Jacob Mather
      August 20, 2012 @ 6:09 am

      Exactly. The real problem lies in the fact that most often, even the clients don’t even understand why they’re hiring you.

      For a It’s 2012, they KNOW they need a website, but they don’t. know. why. Nor do they care.

      If both sides are just building a website, do everyone a favor and throw in the towel now, because that’s not going to help anyone.


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