I was wondering what qualifications you look for in a Web Developer/Designer. I have been working in the private sector for almost a year and I want to be a full time developer for a university. I want to spend the next few months obtaining whatever qualifications are desirable to a university.
Would it be important to have a personal website with a portfolio?
Since I come from a computer science background should I develop my backend and programming skills or should I diversify and work more on my design work? Are there more positions for a Web Developer, or a position that has both jobs merged: Web Developer/Designer?
Are there other job boards for university developers? I currently follow this site as well as higheredexperts.com.
I would appreciate any advice you can give me. If you can give me some of your own experiences hiring or being hired that would be helpful.