• Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, almost 8 years ago

    Nice! I also took a simple approach. Actually, I probably wrote too much in the actual project pages, but the idea was to say "hey look, I worked on a bunch of stuff, let's talk?"


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  • Clay MacTavishClay MacTavish, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

    Writing about yourself can be very challenging.

    This post triggered something I've ben thinking about a lot recently. I like the list of skills however I have yet to see, out in the wild, a great example of someone showcasing their depth of knowledge for each skill/technology. How do you use each particular technology? You can ssh into a box but can you rebase a master branch?

    When I see a list of skills I'm always wondering how deep each skill set goes. Especially when I'm reading a resume.

    (This is currently something I'm trying to squash myself as I rework my own portfolio - which is 90% development)


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    • Christopher Riding, almost 8 years ago (edited almost 8 years ago )

      Thanks kevin c,

      You've hit the nail on the head there and confirming my hypothesis that what I've created isn't a minimum viable portfolio for contemporary web development roles.

      This 'how deep each skill set goes' is a common thread of what I've made in the past. Rebasing a master branch might be too much information or not enough, I've recently had the opinion that having a Résumé with the bare minimum, more of a teaser, a hint of what is to come was the best way to go and what I've found is I am wrong.

      Perhaps the days are gone of a single sided Résumé, double spaced, set in 9pt Times New Roman and moreover trying to fit your life's work, experiences, character and 'work skills' on that same page may in part diminishes who you are and what you stand for. A 1000 page leather-bound autobiography seems over the top too.

      I'd say that is what's missing in my opinion for this site is a detail on the project page, a more detailed CV, rather than Résumé, some call to action buttons, something to be set apart from myriad of other web developers out there.

      The proof is in the pudding: 9 hours on 1st page of Designer News. 3 comments, 0 emails. 0 phone calls.

      How about this: an experiment, a challenge (to myself). Make said changes and repost to Designer News. Observe.

      A trick I've learned that might help you is - do a soft launch of your portfolio as is (at 90%). This will give you the motivation to finish it quickly as it will be live with people looking at.

      Hope that helps.

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  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, almost 8 years ago

    Yes! Looking awesome. The portfolio should be just good enough to start the first converstation

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