After extremely helpful tutorials and lectures with Neil and Matt, it is clear there are do’s and don’t’s of portfolios and CVs. Some I have learnt are:
- Don’t speak too informally, neither use too much complicated language which is forced
- Don’t measure your skills using a graph/rating, just state your skills
- Though some experience is more obviously relevant than others, all work experience teaches transferable skills and so briefly mention it all
- Mention things which set you apart, e.g knowing multiple languages or having a black belt in martial arts
- Landscape works better on screen, portrait in physical form
- Keep it short and concise!!
- No longer than 1 page for a CV
- Think about the order of projects on your portfolio – start and finish strong
- Make navigation simple
- Showcase the work
- Never have your website under construction
- Only have a blog if you’re going to keep it updated
- Have information about yourself, maybe a photo
- Be clear about your particular passions
- Don’t lie!!