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Questions tagged [portfolio]

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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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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Should I put weed related job on my resume? [duplicate]

I'm a developer, and I have an app, but its main focus is weed. Marijuana is illegal in my state (NY, U.S.) The app does nothing illegal, it's closer to a database app, but the database centers around ...
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How to secure resume references on a project I am not paid for

My fiance works at a place where they use a giant excel spreadsheet as the company's local database. He is very ambitious and when his boss mentioned how the company needed a REAL database, he ...
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Is it ok for me to reference previous projects in my portfolio?

I plan to build my own online portfolio. I'm a software developer, and have worked on a wide range of different projects. Some of which were public-facing websites that are live now and serve as a ...
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How can I make an online portfolio without it looking like I'm trying to resign?

I'm a software developer in Australia. I want to make a website/portfolio for myself that shows Who I am What I do (programming) What I've done (projects etc) Why I think I'm good at what I do (what ...
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Can I use previous company's work as part of my portfolio? [duplicate]

Trying to launch a freelancing gig as a side business while working full time, I'm a web developer and am struggling with my portfolio. I don't have any personal projects to show on my portfolio, ...
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Showing current employers work on own website?

I want to create a portfolio website and show potential employers the websites I have made at my current job. But, hosting company code without their permission is unethical, so what should I do to ...
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Does anyone have suggestions/tips about presenting GitHub sample code to potential employers? [closed]

I am an ASP.NET Developer with around 6-7 years of ASP.NET development experience. I do place sample code on the github website, and then mention the url to my github account's sample code. However, ...
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Why describe the level of proficiency in a skill by using percentages?

Lately I've come across a lot of resume, portfolio or business websites showing the level of proficiency in a certain array of skills by using percentages. For example, I saw something like this on ...
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How do I prepare a technical report containing nothing but mathematics for someone who has no higher education?

I am currently working for a man who is very smart, but to the best of my knowledge has taken no college courses. I would like to prepare a report for him detailing original but very simple (freshman-...
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Can I say I've worked with a client's client?

Let's say I build software for Company A. Company A then licenses this software out to Company B and Company C. I have no NDAs in place. Companies B and C both know that I built this software. ...
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“Some Familiarity” Skills on Resume and in Portfolio

As a graphic designer, I see several job ads saying, "some familiarity with X is a plus." I had used HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Flash, etc. a while ago. I could ...
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Is infographic with screenshots appropriate for a portfolio?

I'm currently trying to improve my portfolio. I'm a frontend web developer, so it essentially consists of screenshots with descriptions and links to publicly hosted products. I suddenly had an idea of ...
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Can I use a sample project I did for an interview in my portfolio?

As a programmer, I'm often given sample projects or other homework when interviewing for jobs. Most of these projects are solutions to puzzles or other small coding assignments, but sometimes I spend ...
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Recruiters are asking me for a JavaScript portfolio. What do I do?

I am transitioning from being a Java developer to being a JavaScript one. Some prospective employers have asked to see a portfolio. My primary focus is UI coding, not pretty design. In that case, why ...
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Is it okay to include a funny picture? [duplicate]

I am currently working on an online portfolio since I'm attempting to job hunt soon. The site contains the basic information such as a list of previous work, a contact page, and a page about me. On ...
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How can I put together a portfolio for software inaccessible to the public?

The company I work for writes a software product that is used by other businesses rather than the general public. In order to log into the web app, a paid account with multiple users is required. It's ...
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How to communicate in your portfolio that code has been modified since you deployed it?

It is inevitable that as a web developer, you publish a site and then someone else takes over updating and editing the site. How do you say in your portfolio, that you are responsible for the code up ...
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How does a web developer showcase their work in a portfolio? [closed]

I am a coder and running into a problem: If you are a designer you can show visual designs, a graphic designer can have a paper portfolio. Could a developer have a portfolio of code? Code might not ...
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What sort of projects would attract attention in a code portfolio?

So, I'm considering going out job hunting again, and I've read it's always good to have a portfolio of your work handy. Unfortunately, the results of my work are rather boring to most people (An ...
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Is it ethical to give source code from a previous employer? [closed]

Many organizations ask for sample code but one is actually asking for source code from previous projects. Unless the previous projects are owned by the engineer, isn't this unethical? Isn't that code ...
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How to include a link to your online portfolio and PDF of your resume

On a programming internship I am applying for it says: Send email to us at (employer email here) Include a link to your online portfolio and PDF of your resume I don't have a portfolio and is it ...
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Building a collection of code to showcase to potential employers [closed]

I'm thinking of creating a website or opening a github account to show case the programs I have written (or will write in the future). This would be to show my skills to prospective employers. What ...
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How to present a portfolio when an employer asks about a candidate's ability?

I have recently applied for programming jobs, and created a small portfolio with specific examples that display my programming knowledge, and show how my work experience has helped my development. ...
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Displaying a corporate website on web portfolio

I am a Web Developer and I just launched a website that I feel shows off my skills/expertise; a perfect site to display on my online web portfolio (available in my profile info). My issue is the ...
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Is it okay to use a template for a portfolio?

I'm getting ready to start my job search for a User Experience Design or Research position. Can I use a template for my online portfolio describing my relevant research and wireframing experience? Or ...
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Is it considered a good idea to bring along a programming portfolio to an interview?

Is it considered a good idea to bring along a programming portfolio of your previous work when attending a programming job interview? By portfolio I mean a collection of screenshots, brief ...
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Should I remove personal information in material brought in a portfolio?

Specifically, I am referring to a resume I was hired to write for a client. When I include it in my portfolio (not publicly displayed) should I leave the contact info, remove the contact info entirely,...