Building a Strong Portfolio As a Developer

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Components of A Strong Portfolio

Portfolios will come in all shapes and sizes, but at the very minimum, your portfolio should contain the following sections:

  • About Me: This should include your name, a photo, your title and a paragraph or two about who you are, what you’ve done, and where you’d like to go next. Don’t be afraid to dive into deeper detail on your portfolio, spend meaningful time developing your narrative and telling your story. This is also an important part of developing your brand. Discover what makes you unique and stand out from the rest and share that with your readers!
  • Projects section: Your projects section is the main reason you have a portfolio in the first place, so you’ll want to make this section POP! Unlike your resume, you can display the full list of your programming projects, however, you’ll still want to highlight a select few. Get your viewers excited about your projects by including quick video demos, GIFS, or images of your projects.
  • Contact Me section: Every successful portfolio will have a section where a viewer can contact you. At the very least, make sure your LinkedIn, GitHub, and Email address are available forms of contact.
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