Hi all, I’ve been going through the FCC curriculum and creating projects. This is my portfolio. Some of the things there are a bit outdated (I will update them). Ever since, I’ve created some more projects and learned more technologies like Pug, React, Redux, Node, SASS, and ExpressJS.
What do I have to do to get a Front-End Developer job?
Note: The portfolio does mention I’m in HS but I want to prepare myself for a developer position while I’m in college.
I believe you are looking at it the wrong way. You should never be ready for a job that you apply for. You should always be below the requirements.
Apply to 500 jobs and one will land. That’s how you should look at it.
I would also say that one complicated project that takes a month or two or three to complete is better than any other number of small projects. Build something complicated and that’s all it takes. Quality over Quantity.
Don’t focus too much on design either, you are a Web Developer not a Web Designer.
I see that your projects on codepen doesn’t really matter. What matter now is focusing on your projects on your portfolio. I don’t think that employers really concern about it unless your have a really really fantastic project in codepen.
In my opinion I think you need to correct this line in your portfolio.
First it’s sound a bit repetitive. Second, I don’t see any framework presented here. jQuery is a library, NodeJS is a runtime environment. Also React technically is a library and Redux is a state-management library. A little bit correction in term could make your portfolio look more professional.
I don’t see any reason that you need to mention that you are in HS. Your portfolio looks like you can do the work so why short-change yourself? Your portfolio is great and you have got a lot of experience to back it up.