I’ve eluded to this in earlier posts, but once you’ve written a demo or two, why not put them on a web page?
- It shows you have the technical skills involved in building a web page.
- It shows off your communication and presentation skills.
- It makes your resume stand out, and be more memorable.
- It increases the likelihood that you’ll spend your interview talking about your demos, which is better than answering questions you’ve never heard before.
Here are a couple of tips to bear in mind while making your site.
- Keep it reasonably professional. We don’t need to know your 100 top films, see your family album, or follow links to your favourite comics.
- Some words are good, but avoid big essays. Pictures and a few words are enough. We can ask for more details during the interview.
- Use screen grabs and video as appropriate. It’s a lot easier for people to look at pictures or a video, than to download executables and struggle to get things to run. That said, if it’s a good demo, why not offer both pictures and a download.
- Get your friends or perhaps teachers to look at the site and give feedback. As with your resume, it’s good to have a few people proof read it.