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How To Build A Dangerously Good Portfolio? 🔥
The portfolio to land your dream job
Hello 👋, welcome to ADPList’s Weekly Pulse - a weekly newsletter dedicated to helping our community members to learn and grow together; with helpful design tips, upcoming group sessions, and community happenings.
🔥 Learning of the week:
Tips to create an outstanding portfolio ✨
In this week's learning, our mentor- Auldyn Matthews-McGee, the Associate Director of UX at Phreesia will share tips for you to create a design portfolio that stand-out from the crowd.
Part 1: The hook (introduction):
Incorporate the three things that make you stand out: Values, Experiences, or Passions into the statement).
Write a title in the format of a “How might we” question to frame the project.
Part 2: Writing the portfolio pieces:
Write the piece that could be skimmed in 30 seconds and read in 5 minutes.
Use storytelling format.
Give context to why a photo was included.
Part 3: Writing the portfolio as a whole
Pick the strongest 3-4 portfolio pieces and offer to send more.
Show depth if your want to be a specialist. Show breadth if you want to have a generalist.
Choose 2-3 visual elements to play with and change.
Part 4: The resume
Create a resume page with text plus a download button.
Make your portfolio, resume, and LinkedIn profile a coherent experience.
Part 5: The additional content
Write about why you do post work?
Create a separate case study presentation going in-depth on one project and how it applies to the company.
Top-rated Group Sessions:
Join Eva’s group session, where she will talk about how to prepare for a Product Manager interview. Topics include an interview process overview, common interview questions, storytelling methods, and an AMA session at the end. Happening on Tuesday - 22 February 2022, 1 PM EST.
Hear from mentors; Milly, Mitch, and Tara about how they shifted from designer to design manager. They share their early leadership obstacles, experiences, and learnings. Happening on Wednesday - 23 February 2022, 8 PM EST.
📅 Happening this week
🦄This Week’s Quote✨:
“Do not give up hope as it is not always the case of you not being a good candidate but it's sometimes finding the right fit for you.”
Srayan Goswami on how to stand out in job application to get noticed
UX Designer 3 at Cisco
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