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Julien Maury

I really like your illustrations, very creative!

Don't confuse building a portfolio with building projects.

It's probably the biggest and the most widely spread mistake. Unfortunately, your portfolio can be full of useless things.

I also don't understand why people use percents to describe their skills. Not only that it's not meaningful, but it's also wrong most of the time.

"75% javaScript". So you think you know 75% of all Js?

I'm not a recruiter, but I never used something other than my achievements to get a job from the beginning of my career.

As far as I know, it does not even have to be only professional projects. Many recruiters ask me about my side projects too.

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