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Signal your value
Getting a job is about signaling the value you can create.
Signals are everywhere. If you have a weird email address you made in 8th grade, that's a signal about your (lack of) conscientiousness and attention to detail.
When you ask an interesting question in an interview, that's a signal about your curiosity and growth mindset.
And when a company Googles you, and they see a personal website, a podcast you started, tutorial videos you've made, posts on Medium, and a slew of documents and URL's showing the professional projects you've achieved, you're signaling you're a bad-ass!
Don't have a portfolio yet? No need to feel overwhelmed. Just start with something small.
Examples of portfolios
Here are some solid examples of website and portfolio projects you can gain inspiration from:
- Laurie Barber, copywriting projects on website
- Bailey Heldfond tech tool tutorials
- Eugene Fernandez's podcast on website
- Chuck Grimmet website
- I blogged 50 days straight - Jaiela London blog post
Quote of the Day
"The future is portfolios, not transcripts."
— Ana Lorena Fabrega
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