Feedback On My Personal Portfolio Website & Resume

Feedback On My Personal Portfolio Website & Resume
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#1

Hi there,

I’m starting to apply for front end developer positions and would really appreciate some feedback on my portfolio and resume.

Portfolio Site: https://github.com/James-Goodwin/Portfolio

Resume: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ou8yin8gsgrjfv0/James%20Goodwin%20Resume.pdf?dl=0

Thank you! It’s really appreciated.


#2

The sites look good. I’m assuming you have no degree or experience in the industry since it wasn’t on your resume, though I honestly don’t even know if a degree is even that valuable for a web dev position since I’m working on getting a job for backend web apps with Java and Spring, and a degree will deff help there, but then again if you got the projects to show off and you know what your talking about in a technical interview you may just get the job.

But that’s besides the point…

Anyway, I would suggest learning SOME backend at least, (not necessarily Java or Spring), as I feel like it will make you more valuable and stand out. Would also suggest learning some JS frameworks like React.

I’m still new and learning too though, so maybe take this advice with a grain of salt. I’m sure somebody more knowledgeable than me will respond.

All I can say for sure is I wouldn’t feel ready to apply for a web dev postion at a company with just jQuery, HTML5, CSS, and JS. Especially if I haven’t gotten my foot in the door yet. But that’s just me.

You can do it though man, never get discouraged. :grinning:


#3

Thanks for the feedback and positive words. I’m planning on learning React or Angular soon. After that I may try to learn Node.js.


#4

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying your not ready for an entry level front-end web dev job, I’m just saying I wouldn’t feel ready. If you feel like your ready then go ahead man start/keep applying. The only way to really know is if you get a job. I’m also sure you’ll be learning on the job as well, and hopefully they’d teach you and mentor you.


#5

Don’t worry I know what you meant, I didn’t take it the wrong way. I’m pretty green and to be honest don’t feel 100% ready. But i’m just going for it and applying while i’m learning. Thanks again for the feedback.