I am starting my SWE portfolio/resume from scratch.
current TC as a data analyst at Allstate 65k.
I have a few questions below:
1. What are some beginner friendly projects that i can start put on my resume/github? How do i find them?
3. If i dont have any relevant work experince, should I put my “projects” section above my “work experience” section on my resume?
4. What are some other things that could make me stand out on my portfolio/resume?
5. Whats another way to showcase my skills?
Thank you all in advance for your advice! Feel free to comment anything below that you think would help.
For a portfolio, just build stuff. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you’re learning and are pushing yourself.
Just so you know, I have multiple projects deployed. The code is available on github and I’ve listed them on my resume. I’ve never had an interviewer look at them. Never. I’ve had some people ask about them because it sounded interesting, but they’ve never taken the time to look at the code or actually peek at the application. People want to see that you’re able to build applications, but they rarely actually look at your portfolio, so don’t focus on it too much.
Yes, list projects above work experience. I’d only list 2-3 total.
I would check out frontendmasters.com. It’s a fantastic resource for all skill levels.