I’m getting close to finishing up this semester. In about 3 weeks I’ll be taking my last final and complete an associate’s degree. It took about three semesters taking classes part time and I’m excited to be getting out into the workforce. I’m not terribly worried about finding a job right away. Here is my plan. I’ll update my resume this week and start applying for jobs in about two weeks. From everyone I’ve talked to its a great job market so I hope that will turn out to be true. If for whatever reason it isn’t and it takes me a long time to get hired, I’m not too concerned. I’ll still be able to stay at my current job, until I find something. I’m planning on taking a class on PHP and MySQL next semester so if nothing else that class will help me get some more experience and will be something I can add to my resume.
I’m back to working on android and I started a class titled “Website Universal Design”. So far the class has been interesting and if you’ve never heard of it, it is a best practices course on what to do to design a great website. There is a major focus on making sure your site is clear and usable for people of differing abilities. Its clear to me that the design of the website should not get in the way of a user trying to navigate through it, and we’ve seen many examples of great sites and a surprisingly large number of confusing and poorly designed sites. Having completed a degree in psychology you figure out that sometimes the results of major studies seems like common sense and a person can feel as though they already knew that information. However, just like with websites, great design elements seem like they would be obvious, but that is only because you were told about them.