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A portfolio collects and showcases a person's experience, skills and accomplishments in his particular field or career. Questions about portfolios typically discuss the value they add to a profile, what should or should not be included in them and when they should be created or provided. Avoid asking too specific advice on your portfolio.

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What kind of tech stack details should be shared in a software engineering career portfolio?

I'm creating my first career portfolio and I'm a little uncertain as to how much I should be sharing regarding the tech stack used in my work experiences. For context, here's a complete rundown of ...
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Looking for work and including code made by AI in public portfolio

I was recently laid off and have been applying to jobs. I have been adding more code to public repos on sites like GitHub. I started using AI such as ChatGPT to help write some code. While I wouldn't ...
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How or where can I get in contact with a coach or mentor to help me form a strategy to direct my career as Software Engineer?

I am currently evaluating many steps in order to further my career. I am currently working as a Fullstack Developer but I want to prepare myself to become a Senior Fullstack developer. I have so many ...
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How can I showcase my expertise if I don't have enough job experience?

I am a Ph.D. student. I have been involved with academia for some time now. For some reason, I need a job in the industry but my CV is not garnering any interest in the industry. How can I showcase my ...
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Is it okay to list my portfolio website as one of my projects in my portfolio website?

I developed my portfolio website and I kinda want to show it also, in the list of my projects in my portfolio website. I learn some new things when developing my portfolio and I want to show it too. ...
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How can I improve my developer portfolio?

I've recently finished my portfolio and begun applying to entry level positions. I've been applying to front end job postings and I've made sure to create 4 solid projects that showcase my skills in ...
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Mentioning NDA-protected projects in portfolio when NDA period expires

My current job contract (in an outsource software development company) explicitly says that I should not disclose "commercial secrets" while I'm employed and within a year after termination. ...
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How extensive should a GitHub portfolio be for a CS student with no "real world" experience looking to secure their first internship?

I am a CS student that has reached the senior level of the degree program. As someone with absolutely no "real world" experience in terms of working a job related to computers, I feel that ...
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Is it okay to list the projects I've worked on for a web agency for my portfolio website?

I'm currently planning my portfolio website and I'm wondering if it's cool to list out (+ screenshots of the website + details of the processes that went into developing it) a few agency projects that ...
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How do you make work from a hardware portfolio accessible (similar to open source software)?

In software development, one common approach I've seen to creating a portfolio is having a website with your projects and then having a GitHub account (or equivalent) where the actual code can be ...
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Can contributing to a website that has objectionable content hurt job applications?

I'm looking for a new job. Hopefully one that is full time and permanent in the tech industry. I normally include links to websites I have contributed to/made. A group of my friends are making a ...
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How to show past work for a political organization when applying as a graphic designer

I am looking for a job as a graphic designer but haven't had any jobs yet, so when applying in the graphic design sector it's mostly expected to show some of your work. Also one's not supposed to talk ...
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How to build a portfolio in Computer Science? [closed]

I have seen somewhat similar questions to this here but I'm not sure any of them answer what I have in mind so hopefully you good people can be of more help I am currently a second-year Computer ...
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What to show to future employer as portfolio if my previous works are confidential? [duplicate]

I'm a UX designer and I work on several enterprise level applications at my current job, but I don't have clearance to share any detail about them. Nobody has. Although the applications are available ...
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Changing web dev job after 5 years in Japan [closed]

TL;DR I'm based in Japan (originally from the US) and have been working my first ever front end web dev job since 2015. Due to bad, outdated practices in my current company I want to change jobs, but ...
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Likelihood of getting non-game development jobs if your portfolio only contains games

I need to start working on my portfolio and I want to focus on making games, because that's where I hope to work..but I'm afraid I'm walking into a dead-end from an employability aspect. It seems to ...
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Joining open source projects

I hope anyone could give me their opinion or recommendation. I'm a PhD student from a life science field. But I have been teaching my self python and a little bit of MATLAB for the last few months. I ...
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How to build a programmer's portfolio that has no copyright issues?

I would like to start writing my portfolio to improve my probability to get a job as a developer. I know that I can do small problems on my own but there are also libraries I use. What kind of ...
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Can I add an offer letter (from a previous employer) to my portfolio?

I add a link to my portfolio (on an online drive) on my resume. I worked (as an intern) for a company in the past but, I don't have an experience letter or a recommendation from them. I no longer work ...
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how should I write my about me in my website personal if I am a software developer junior [closed]

Hello everyone I am come back this question is about my website and my section about me : look I wrote this: Hi everyone , welcome to my website where you can see my amazing last project , I LOVE ALL ...
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How to best showcase work related projects on my portfolio?

I wanted to know how others are best showcasing projects that are work-related in their portfolios? I'm currently a Systems Analyst/Developer and have created quite a few UI, Batch, and Automation ...
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How to improve problem solving skills while unemployed? [closed]

I graduated from the university where I learned mathematics, computer science, statistics and physics. It was really nice to solve problems and optimize things. How can I improve my problem solving ...
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Want to update my portfolio but worried employer might think im trying to leave

For some context, I work as a graphic designer and have been wanting to update my portfolio for a while now with some more professional and real work from my employer, whom I work full time for as an ...
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I’m a decent coder but not a native English speaker, can I get a job without having job experience nor being fluent?

Is it possible for me to get a job in web development while I’m a decent coder (by decent go read notes on Update) even though my English is not perfect (Is not my native language), and there so much ...
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Should I add my personal dreams in my life to my portfolio as Software Developer?

I hope I am posting this question on the right website. I am making a portfolio as a professional in software development and I am wondering whether I should mention my life-dreams. For example, one ...
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Graduated from University; where to put my portfolio?

I wrote my exercises on university by computers. I studied mathematics, physics, and computer science. Now I have many LaTeX files on my computer and a memory stick. Is it wise to show at least some ...
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How to showcase a web application which hasn't been published yet?

I want to showcase a dynamic web application I created while I apply for job offers as a web developer. I used HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, Bootstrap, JQuery, Ajax, API calls, JSON, some JQUERY plugin, ...
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How to showcase private work in portfolio?

As a software engineering student having secured my first internship, I'm trying to be a little more ambitious in applying for my second one. As such, it's a given that I present some of my code I've ...
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Preparing a resume/portfolio with two experience fields

I am a full-stack web developer with projects in production and I'm also a data scientist who is studying Master of Data Science. I'm now focused on data science but I consider both fields important ...
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Is there a reason not to merge my resume and portfolio?

I work as a designer and currently have my resume in the same (styled) PDF file as my portfolio. It's clearly readable and scannable, so I'm not worried about that part. I don't upload my resume or ...
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How to build up a portfolio for jobs in analytics/ data science?

I'm trying to land my first job in analytics and I'm sometimes asked about my "portfolio". (I understand that the question is about portfolio in a physical sense - it's about the documentation of my ...
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Portfolio review of old work

I have a web design portfolio interview next week. I'll be asked to go through my past jobs on my resume and what kind of work I did there. I never saved any design files from one of the places I ...
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How can a back end or full stack developer highlight their portfolio site is only meant to showcase their work? [closed]

As a back end or full stack developer, one may want to have a portfolio site that showcases their other work. However, not everyone wants to design or build a portfolio site. Is it ok to use a ...
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What is the best professional email address for my own portfolio domain? [duplicate]

Ok I am a full-stack developer I do freelancer projects. I have a portfolio site and my domain has my own name ex: "myname.com". so what do you think a best professional email address would be. so ...
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How to overcome a lack of end products when applying for creative jobs

I'm a user experience designer with 3 years of experience for a top global company and I really want to move on to do something new. A few months ago I was fairly confident on my chances of landing ...
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What's most important in professional world? Portfolio & Advance Skills or Grades & Newbie Skillss [closed]

I am very much confused in this dilemma and this subject is constant debate in my country. I am a student of Software Engineering at NUST, Pakistan.(A freshman) So basically, the students are divided ...
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Doing a student's homework as freelancer - is it acceptable to put on a portfolio?

I have done some freelance jobs for students that are essentially asking me to do homework projects for them. Usually I will try to present them with a finished product that does not directly do ...
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How to claim past experience for a startup portfolio?

I am working on my startup becoming self-employed and I have a page on my site that I would like to display my experience. The problem is, I did not get this experience with my start-up, but with past ...
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Do I still need a portfolio for software development if I already have several years of professional experience?

As a new software developer, it's always recommended to have a portfolio of work and an active GitHub account. This always presented a problem for me when I was initially looking for work because I ...
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(Writer) Is it professional to send links of articles I wrote on Reddit to recruiters? [closed]

I've been publishing articles regularly on subreddits to gain traction and open discussions. I don't have a large digital following or a well-known blog so Reddit has been great to me. One of the ...
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Can I use a sample project for a past interview in my portfolio if the interviewer provided skeleton code? [closed]

I had an interview a few months back where the interviewer created a small sample project and asked me to finish it. It wasn't much more than a skeleton for a REST API with an unstyled UI and one unit ...
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Is it acceptable to include projects that didn't take off in my portfolio? [duplicate]

I'm a copywriter with 2 years of experience, most of them were spent at one company. I recently decided to look for more exciting opportunities, which subsequently led me to think about forming a ...
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Should I send a follow-up email to make sure my portfolio has been looked at?

I've sent my portfolio to an advertising agency 3 days ago. I'm sure they looked at it because it's hosted on my website and I could see their IP addresses visiting the website. One of these days was ...
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Is it ethically correct to use a modified Web Application that I have created internally in my previous company for a portfolio? [closed]

I am currently looking for a job as a junior UI web developer in another country, and I am trying to build an extremely simple portfolio (actually made of links to my apps), which includes a ToDo list,...
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How to include unreleased products in your portfolio?

Currently, we have built products that are not yet out in the public. However, they make up quite a huge and important chunk of my portfolio.. to demonstrate what I've done for the project. I am a ...
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Science job requesting portfolio, not resume

I want to apply to an internship related to growing plants in closed containers that look more like art objects than indoor plants. The job listing says to send a 'motivation letter and portfolio to' ...
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"Political" Content on a Web Design/Software Development Portolio?

I am currently setting up a portfolio website to include on my resume to try and showcase some of my software development skills, but I don't have too many examples of front-end web design. For this ...
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Is having videogames in your portfolio/Github a bad move? [closed]

I'm an italian guy, 32 years old, currently working as an ERP programmer on Microsoft MFC based stuff (basically the most unexciting job ever). I'm trying to improve my portfolio/Github in order to ...
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Can I Include Video Production work done at a former job in my Portfolio?

I left a video production company 1 year ago. I mainly did all of the pre-production, production and post production work during my time there. The company I was working for previously has closed ...
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Should I not use css frameworks for portfolio site (full stack developer) [closed]

I have heard people suggest not to use frameworks like bootstrap or materialize when making a portfolio site. However, many of those people are front end developers or people more skilled in design ...
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