I have a portfolio: https://vulcanwm.is-a.dev and I've seen many portfolios with a Skill Set List.
I want to implement that in my own portfolio, with each skill being a different colour. The colour will represent how long I’ve been using the skill for (eg. Green for 3+ years, Blue for 2+ years).
Should I add a skill set to my portfolio, and if I add it should I add the colour system to it too?
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I had a crack at improving the readability, through small changes to your design.
A skills section is great, I always got jobs just saying I have 10 years+ experience as a developer blah blah blah not each skill - the reason is, you need to leave some room for conversation, when you get interviewed you have room to talk your way around a particular point.
sure, i'm turning 14 in 2 days anyways, so i'll change it to young.
i was planning on making the about me section a bit longer since i'll probably remove the tech stack after adding skills
Where you live, how long until you can be employed legally, I think it’s fantastic that your designing a portfolio at this age though, when I was your age I was still just playing Lego and building computers.
i've never built computers with Lego so that sounds like a fun experience
After having multiple portfolios through the years (and currently building a new one) I've decided to reduce it to "what do I use on my daily work", "what can I do in regards of my position", and "what I'm open to use", this way I believe recruiters will understand things off that list as excluded.
I'll probably receive shitty offers in some months but nobody could say I didn't tried 😅
that's a cool way of showing what skills you use!
i'm just adding boxes for each skill type (eg. languages, web frameworks, tooling)
I would personally only write about it, years is an ok example, but what happens when you haven't used something for a whole year.
Is it still 3 years of knowledge? Because it wouldn't stuck in my brain.
But one tip I can give is to NEVER use percentages.
For example: I know 75 % CSS. What does this even mean, that I know how to use 75% of all know CSS attributes? I would have so many questions. So with this you're better of writing down specific Frameworks where you have experience with, years it optional but I would advice against it.
Sure I definitely won't use percentages.
I'll add a skills section and just add the skills in an order from most used to least used
It honestly doesn't matter one way or the other, do what you think is best for your situation.