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5 pro tips to make a ROCKIN' developer portfolio (with bonus)

realtoughcandy profile image RealToughCandy.io ・1 min read

If you're having a hard time figuring out what to do with this portfolio thing, you don't want to miss this video.

Today I'm sharing 5 pro tips on how to create a high-quality portfolio that employers care about.

If you're like me, odds are that you've seen some pretty amazing software developer projects. Perhaps also like me, you've felt overwhelmed or maybe even not adequate as a dev, leading to "developer paralysis."

No doubt, it can be overwhelming and throw us into a very inconvenient mental space! Fortunately, I have 5 actionable tips so you can get out of your rut and start compiling great projects that employers want to see.

More importantly, these are going to be projects that automatically show your potential employer that you know how to solve problems. And that's exactly what most employers are secretly looking for.

Software developer portfolios are a key component when it comes to getting a job in the industry. Make sure yours is up to snuff so you can start getting called in for interviews and ultimately snag that dev job!

I encourage you to check out my course How to Get a Job in Web Development if you need more guidance on portfolios or any other aspect of employment as a software dev. Use my $9.99 coupon! https://bit.ly/2SGlQsi

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Owner/Founder of www.realtoughcandy.io. Real-world web development! 100% indie software dev; author; instructor; follow me on YouTube! youtube.com/realtoughcandy


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It sure would be nice if you could caption that video.


Thank you for the suggestion. Unfortunately, I'm unable to add captions/subtitles to dev.to videos (unless I'm not seeing that option).

Alternately you can check out a captioned video here: youtube.com/watch?v=fvBcUanfUMs

I also started a GitHub repo for those interested in contributing subtitles, captions and/or transcripts.


A civilizing comment. No I enjoyed it; might add hustleing your fave nonprofit if they need a free mini app for something or a website rework...


Wow crackin video thank you so much! 😁