1. Build Your Own Portfolio Site
To get your phone ringing and email box filling up with more invites to interviews, you must build your own portfolio site. Similar to Estil Furnishing, a Singaporean-based venetian blinds supplier and marker, the first thing they look at is an impressive portfolio if they’re going to hire. As potential employers, they consider an applicant with a portfolio that needs to be a real reflection of your skills and yourself.
2. Fill Up Your Portfolio With Projects
Do not forget to code your site and launch it on the wonderful worldwide web. Once done, you fill up your portfolio with “real” projects including any work you’ve done for companies or clients with their permission. You do some freelancing on the side.
Estil Furnishing also does this to their previous employees. They’ll give you the chance to build your experience. They offer contractual projects to re-do navigation for their local offices’ website or to create an HTML newsletter for their charity organization.
3. Put Your Code on Github
Many companies such as Estil Furnishing want to know that you’ve already known how to use the Github tool, which is the industry-standard for version control. They want you to jump right in to collaboratively do coding on their teams and curtain projects from high-quality imported materials. They create a bespoke order that fits their customers’ exact needs and budget.
So, you try to create your own Github account and make regular contributions to it to show off to them that you’re constantly working on your skills. It is all right if those contributions are only for imaginary projects. Just make sure that you keep your codes clean and well organized. You also include clear and concise README documentation.
4. Contribute To An Open Source Project
If ever Estil Furnishing will hire you to increase their teamwork, you can contribute to an open source project, which is publicly available, and anyone can modify it. Getting involved in it will also strengthen your web development skills and grab a hands-on experience working with other teams and projects. It will also let you meet and network with other web developers in various places.
Once you’re armed with those digital superpowers, get started with these must-do things today. The sooner you’ll do them, the sooner you’ll be a happily-employed web developer! Don’t have to stay paralyzed in fear and miss out on your dream career.