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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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 Due to bad, outdated practices in my current company I want to change jobs, but ...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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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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Contract job that doesn't allow taking personal credit for the work

I was offered a contract job to write some mobile code for a company but was told I could take no credit for it (could not put it in my portfolio, resume, etc. I would also have to sign an NDA). Is ...
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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 ...