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Is it exceptional to display a portfolio of your skills on your personally made website?

I have heard that creating your own website is quite exceptional, so I was wondering what are the key points people get for being able to accomplish this task. #skills #portfolio #website-creation #personal-development #job-application


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John’s Answer

While it might be exceptional, it is not out of the ordinary to include a BIO on your own website or even on your BLOG.


If you have the talents and funding to create and run your own site, then you should. Running your own site is fun, educational and can help you to build skills that are applicable for jobs in the computer industry. I would encourage you to add your Resume to your BIO if you have your own site.


If you are just thinking of creating a site, then I would suggest a little research, it will give you options of getting a website and FQDN for as little as $3.00 per month for 3years. (Can be much higher if you get a high priced provider. $50.00 - $100.00 / month)


Free Blogs:


https://www.websitebuilder.com/start/blog


Low cost Web hosts search:


https://www.google.com/search?q=low+cost+web+hosting&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8


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Isaiah’s Answer

I love this questions!

A portfolio was one of the main ways I was able to differentiate myself from colleagues when going throughout undergrad. This was also the way in the door for me as it relates to career opportunities. I would agree, it would be best to start with a templated option like Wix or Squarespace (preference for Squarespace personally). This way, you can focus more on showcasing who you are as your brand, your work, your way of thinking and more!

No matter what you display, you want to make sure it's authentic to who you are, that it's showcasing your best work, and that there's a clear way for people to reach you if they're interesting in connecting.

Adding a blog to this is also great as a way to connect your thoughts to your work and build up your brand :)

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Michael’s Answer

I recommend using one of the portfolio templates that are part of squarespace if you're not looking to learn coding


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