𝗦𝗻𝗶𝗽𝗽𝗲𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 from some recent convo's about 𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗦𝗮𝗹𝗲𝘀𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗰𝗲 𝗣𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗼 as a newbie. These comments came from people who regularly hire newbies, or have done so in the past.
🏆 "Few people take the time for a portfolio, so doing one automatically sets you apart."
😍 "Portfolio's can be risky move, if they like it--you'll move on, but if they don't, they could drop your application immediately."
😶 "A recruiter or hiring manager is looking at your entry-level application and making some assumptions about what you might possibly know, what knowledge gaps you might have, and what level you might be performing at. That's just speculation so far. Submitting a bad portfolio could solidify their doubts on you, and make them move on." (𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙥𝙤𝙞𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙢𝙢𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙢𝙖𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙦𝙪𝙤𝙩𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙬 𝙥𝙤𝙥 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙢𝙮 𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙙) ****NOTE: Submitting a good Portfolio then solidifies any good inklings they would have about you too!!
🙋 "Think of it like volunteering information to a border guard when crossing into a new country. If you're going to volunteer unrequested information, you better be sure they're going to like what you share."
🔍 "Be prepared for a deep dive into what you built. If you're volunteering this info to them, be prepared to have to answer what, why, and how for 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 in there."
🏠 "If you wanted to sell your home, and pulled up a real estate agent's webpage, you would probably move on if it wasn't up to snuff. And that's acknowledging that website design and real-estate selling are two completely different animals. If a business owner pulled up your Experience Cloud portfolio, which is built using the same tool that you want to be trusted with on their behalf, does your portfolio demonstrate that you know how to use that tool?"