You can be tough to think of things to add, especially when youâ€™re first starting out in the tech industry and all your previous experience seems unrelated. If youâ€™re not sure where to start, youâ€™re in luck. Listed below are 27 things you can add on your portfolio or online resumeâ€”even if you donâ€™t have a ton of experience yet.
These things, when added together, can make your tech portfolio stand out. And as an added bonus, I even included real-life samples of these tips in action. Having a clear and concise online portfolio/resume design is important, no matter what. But if youâ€™re more into design than development, it becomes even more significant.
However, the most important thing in a site design is usability. Can a person come to this site and understand the message? Can they easily navigate the site without becoming confused?
If the answer is â€œno,â€ you need to rethink your design decisions. In the example below, SEO consultant Gary Le Masson makes his portfolio/resume look like Google search results. The site is clever. And it is perfect for the clients he going after: people who want to rank high in Google search results.
Make clear what you do and/or what you specialize in, since dev/design positions can vary so much. If you create WordPress websites for small businesses, say that. If youâ€™re passionate about Ruby on Rails, let your clients know.
Plus, making your specialties crystal clear helps screen potential clients. It decreases queries from those needing help with work you have no interest in, and gives you more legitimacy in the eyes of the clients you want.