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Career Karma Roundup #4: Top Tips for Technical Portfolio and Technical Resume Greatness

In this Career Karma article roundup, we're covering all the best posts from the Career Karma blog on how to create outstanding technical resumes and portfolios that will set you apart from the competition.

The Technical Resume

No matter where you’re at in your career, one of the most important tools you can use to land technical interviews and get hired is your technical resume. But with all the conflicting advice on how to format a resume, what to include on one, and things to avoid, it can be a challenge to determine what you should believe and how to go about resume writing. That’s why Career Karma has compiled this ultimate guide to technical resume greatness. Here, you’ll find all the information and tips you need to create a resume that will help you break into a new tech career or advance further in your current organization.

The Technical Portfolio

As a UX/UI designer, you’re in one of the best tech jobs of the day. You know how to make your visuals sing to the customer, and you have an intuitive grasp of graphic interface fundamentals. To put those skills to their maximum use, you need to make sure your Behance portfolio looks its best. A well-designed portfolio lets your future employers know what they can expect from your work.

As a tech-inclined person with an eye for design, you’re probably familiar with user interface (UI) design. UI designer salaries are impressive, and these designers get to plan out the interfaces we all use in our daily lives. To compete for the top jobs, though, you need to know how to build a UI design portfolio. When you have a competitive UI portfolio, you stand out and get noticed by prospective employers. It can mean the difference between applying for a position and getting an interview.

Whether you’ve just graduated from a coding bootcamp or are looking for a full stack developer job, you already know how important your portfolio is. Without one, your prospective employers won’t have any way to gauge your skillset. A robust full stack portfolio can set you apart from the other applicants. In this article, we cover some of the most important things to include when building a full stack developer portfolio and explain why it’s so important to nail this step of the job-finding process.

As a coding bootcamp grad and CTO of the Y Combinator-backed startup Career Karma, I've been in your shoes, so I’m happy to answer any questions you may have about career hacks, resumes, the job hunt, and anything about learning to code! Please let me know your opinions in the comments below!

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