Why Build an Effective Developer Portfolio
Build an Effective Developer Portfolio - Hashnode Bootcamp IV Task
Hello there, I am attending a Technical Writing Bootcamp at @hashnode. Hashnode Bootcamp III is a free virtual Bootcamp to help beginner technical writers to improve their writing skill. This article is inspired by the latest session by Annie, @anniebombanie
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A First Impression Says Everything
First impressions play a vital role in building positive momentum. As J. K. Rowling very wisely said,
A good first impression can work wonders.
What can be a better way to achieve this than building a portfolio.
- Online Presence
Your portfolio can reach where you cannot says a lot about its importance! It will boost your online presence.
- Get Hired!
A developer portfolio is a great way to demonstrate your competencies. You can customize it to showcase your interests, work, achievements and many more stuff. It reflects your real performance in domains.
Make the best use of the About section. It is a very important section & make sure to include non-tech stuff like what do you do when not coding?
Highlight your top three projects briefly. Drop the links to showcase the live demonstration.
Tip: Revisit and update your old projects
Add TESTIMONIALS! Yes, they matter! It's the best way to prove your credibility by showing that real people have had a positive experience with your products or service.
Add a contact section. The easier for a user to contact you. higher the probability of them actually getting in touch with you.
Do you Blog? Add it too. Yes, it counts.
Be open to feedback, negative feedback will help you improve and get better.
I am currently working on my portfolio. I will update the blog post when I am done. I would recommend you to build a portfolio if you don't have one already. Do you have a developer portfolio? Share the link in the comments section below!
Do share your valuable suggestions, I appreciate your honest feedback!
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This is a great article! A portfolio is very important. Over the years I've spent so much time building my employer's portfolio that I never really focused on mine. I'm currently working on projects so that I can showcase my work, but I have a few on my site now: carapilar.com . I definitely look forward to seeing yours!