Get Hired #3: Essential Skills in the Remote WordPress Workplace

Get Hired - Cory Miller & Courtney Robertson

Where do you need to have accounts in the web tech community? What tools, knowledge, and skills will you need in any remote WordPress-related role?

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Get Hired Season 1.

Welcome to the third episode of the Post Status Get Hired podcast! In it, Cory Miller (CEO of Post Status) and Courtney Robertson (Web Designer and Developer Advocate at GoDaddy) explain the basic competencies you will be expected to have in any WordPress workplace.

You'll learn how to enter the world of WordPress and start gaining fluency with the knowledge, skills, and tools that are fundamental to any role you might have in remote WordPress work.

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Topics Covered in This Episode of Get Hired:

  • Join WordPress.org
  • Gain Fundamental Knowledge
    • Domains
    • Web Hosting
    • How Software Versioning Works
  • Familiarize Yourself with Widely Used Tools
    • Slack
    • Zoom
    • GSuite / Google WorkSpaces
      • Calendar
      • Docs
      • Slides
      • Sheets
    • Project Management with Asana and Trello
    • Basic awareness of Agile/Scrum methodologies 
    • Browser and Code Inspection tools
  • Other Skills
    • In addition to what is required by any job/role you want, there are other things you need to be able to do well:
      • Writing — from emails to Slack, to Tweets, to blog posts and more.
      • Communication — giving updates, keeping the right people informed, not assuming others know things that haven't been communicated.
  • Etiquette
    • Work vs. Email
    • Slack Channels
    • Being available
    • How to receive feedback from team members and leaders
    • Owning your outcomes

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About Courtney Robertson

Courtney Robertson

Courtney Robertson is currently a Web Designer and Developer Advocate in the GoDaddy Pro team and the co-rep of the Make WordPress Training Team.

Courtney is driven by the desire to empower various schools, non-profit organizations, and businesses in the most unlikely places by training their students, staff, and business community in business and technology to impact their economy and quality of living. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging matter greatly to Courtney.

You can contact Courtney on LinkedIn, Twitter, or on her personal website.

About Cory Miller

Cory Miller, CEO of Post Status

Cory Miller is a passionate entrepreneur who believes in finding and maintaining work happiness while challenging you to do great things with your life. In 2008, he started iThemes, a pioneer in building cutting-edge web design software and training, which he grew into a multi-million dollar enterprise, and sold to Liquid Web in 2018. In addition to being a regular leadership speaker, trainer and writer, he is the co-author of WordPress All-in-One for Dummies (Wiley, 2011).

You can contact Cory on LinkedIn, Twitter, or on his personal website.

Also in Get Hired Season 1:

← Get Hired #2: Figuring Out What You Want to Do in the World of WordPress ]