Before you start apply for jobs in web design overseas it’s important to get a grasp on industry terminology. Language in general may change but when you work in the technology industry you will be expected to know the basic industry terminology, What might be a common term in UK, Australia, USA or UAE might have a different meaning but in the world of web design and technology, terminology is transferable globally.
It’s fair to say that English is the standard language used even in most of Asia as the market is the hub for global development companies.
For people planning on emigrating overseas to expand their careers in web development you might want to consider taking a free visa assessment for Australia or New Zealand, USA or Canada for that matter. While UK, UAE and many asian countries like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo are growing, the aforementioned countries are very attractive places to live and settle long term due to stable economies, excellent pay rates but most of all, a laid back lifestyle and mostly stable political systems. So while you’re planning your next career move, start brushing up on your technical lingo and make sure you nail that job interview as knowing your UI from your UX is essential to impress the big guns.
Here’s a selection of essential terminology for the web development industry
UI = User Interface
UX = User Experience
A/B Testing = A split test used to compare two marketing strategies
Keyword = A word used in online articles to help tell search engines what is relevant
Key Phrase = A series of words used in online articles to help tell search engines what is relevant
HTML = Code used to build a website or newsletter
Tags = words used by internal search systems to help group articles in searches
H1, H2, H3, H4 = Headings
Meta Data = a summary of an article that is used to describe and gives information about an article. Usually used by search engines to find relevant content.
Make sure you wow your potential employers with these terminologies!