HTML CSS & JavaScript, enough for a job?

Hi everyone, is it possible to get a job with knowing only HTML CSS and JavaScript? I know there are other languages like PHP, Python and so on but for the start, would it be enough?

Short answer: Yes, for entry-level and graduate positions that is possible. With those three languages you will likely only land a job as a front-end developer or Javascript developer if you are good at JS.

Long answer: Just putting those languages on your CV will not be enough. You should have some projects ready to show, and be able to show some degree of decision-making in web design. You will be more employable if you can deliver websites following web design & usability principles. Learning JS libraries is also not a bad idea; regular.js or node.js are just a couple you can learn as many front-end developers use them.

Source: I have been working with HTML, CSS and Javascript for years and it was never enough to get myself a full-time job, only freelance work. It’s only after I expanded into php, mysql, AWS, and JS libraries that I finally started getting calls back on my resume.


Thank you so much for the answer!
Can you just tell me how (for whom) can I build websites in order to get something to show? Should I just build radnom ones for a fictional projects?

Yes, sure! Build a website based on something you enjoy or a colour or a theme. My last personal project was creating an HTML e-mail promoting Eurovision and I was very invested in it because it was a topic I love.

For hosting your projects, amazon gives a year free hosting, and there is also online portofolios and github available.

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Thanks Cezara! I’m glad I met you :slight_smile:

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Yes, you can get a job if you know html, css, and javascript. But if you are talking about javascript(excluding frameworks/libraries like React, Angular, Vue, etc) and CSS(excluding libraries like bootstrap , SASS, etc), then the chances of getting a job is low(almost negligible).

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