Career Zoo was scary, reaffirming and humbling all at once. I don’t expect any callbacks because: my resume is mediocreeeee; the tools I know how to use don’t mesh well with modern web design; and I maybe don’t have the depth of experience in certain areas. On the other hand, I came away with a great idea of what skills, tools and technologies are the most desired.
My WordPress work stands out as a clear dead end. It’s a CMS designed to output static pages. Interactive elements such as comment submission have a heavy reliance on submit-and-reload, although, yes, hacks and workarounds exists. The cresting wave of shitty, plugin-filled sites, and discussion dominated by plugins is the writing on the wall. WordPress jobs pay less, and there’s nowhere to advance into.