A professionally looking portfolio and a well-written resume are both essential to succeed in the job-seeking phase. Unfortunately in our rapid developer environment, we are often so busy and do not want to spend lots of time on building them.
To help you with this, I have compiled an article with useful free tools to create your professional online presence in minutes. I will provide the descriptions, visual previews, and direct links of all the tools, so you can test them out yourself.
Probably the easiest way to create a developer portfolio. All you need to provide is your GitHub and Hashnode usernames. Deploy on Vercel with just a click.
Fast multipage portfolio template for developers. Easy to set up, fully responsive, optimized for SEO, great audits score, and many other useful features.
A minimal portfolio template for developers. Modern UI design + reveal animations, styled with Bootstrap v4.3 + custom SCSS, optimized with Parcel.
Probably the best collection of modern, sleek-looking, and performant HTML5 portfolio templates. Highly customizable and responsive, including Live previews.
A service that creates a resume based on your GitHub repos/activity. All you need to create a resume is your GitHub username. Great to generate an overview for tech-savvy people.
Create a professionally looking resume by cloning the repo and editing the
data.yml file. Lots of beautiful templates to choose from. Export your resume as pdf by
npm run export.
A simple Jekyll + GitHub Pages-powered resume template. Clone it locally and customize it however you want. For content, customize
.yml files in
data folder, for customization options edit
_config.yml in root.
A while ago I built a portfolio placeholder template, to showcase social media links. Pure HTML and CSS. Setup is as simple as cloning and opening
Bonus resources ✨✨
Some of the best examples for open-source portfolios on GitHub are by Tania Rascia, Britanny Chiang, Lee Robinson and Soumyajit Behera. Study these repos and learn how you can structure your portfolio and write a clean code.
Once you have created your portfolio and resume, it's time to start preparing for the interviews. I have collected a list of resources that will help you with that, too.
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