As a young developper myself, I need to find internships and get job offers, and the key to that isn't a great resume or a nice cover letter, but an attractive portfolio. Actually a nice resume matters as well, but it isn't the first thing potential recruiters will see.
Every day, there are more and more developpers seeking a job, and even if we are more than wanted and needed by several companies, it doesn't mean everyone will get the job they want. It sounds like an advice from an old '80s motivational movie "stand out, be yourself, be creative", and also very mainstream, but that's truly the key to impress a recruiter.
I've seen a lot of my pairs on LinkedIn posting their flat colourless resume without any presentation of their previous work. Let's see this from a recruiter point of view: how would you sort hundreds of applications for a few positions, given their resume and/or portfolio? The ones that catch the eyes will often go first, the others will go last.
As I said before, we, as developpers, are more than wanted, and the process of recruitment can be different. Let me explain myself: very often the conventional steps of sending your resume along with a cover letter, then getting an interview, maybe another afterward, can be shortened into getting in touch with the recruiter, sending them your best portfolio and a few lines to tell them you are looking for a position as a [insert job title here], and you'll have on head start on any other applicants.
Nota bene: it won't work with every recruiter and job offer, it's a general advice and you should always follow your gut.
Thus, you should
- add colors
- CSS effects, animations (not too much otherwise you'll create the opposite effect and repel the recruiter(s))
- use GIF to showcase your work (so that recruiters won't have to follow 10 links to know what your project is about)
- [any idea you always wanted to try here]
let me know in the comments if you want to be added here to provide newcommers with examples
https://superfola.github.io/ tip: try a Konami code on it, works also on mobile (replace
Aby double tapping)
I always loved to help my friends when their projects didn't work as intended, or when they didn't know how to do something, and I though that this kind of experience (i.e. how to attract people with your work) was lacking on my dev.to account.
Hope it helps!