Are you a creative professional and want to get a new job part of your new year’s resolution and you still haven’t figured out how to get a job? Well, think of the processes you can get it, first of all try to make an online portfolio website. Whether you are a graphic designer or a web designer, or a photographer, you do need a portfolio. Employers tend to see your online profile and status and you can get them pretty impressed by showing them your portfolio. It is always better than the hard copy book and studies show that people with a portfolio have more chances of getting a job than those who doesn't have the one.
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Here are some of the reasons why you should design your own portfolio:
Cheaper: Of course it is a lot to give if you hire a web designer to design your website, they will charge a lot of money for the template, the slide shows, the widgets, components and a lot other things, add to that there will be a lot of hidden fees which you will not be able to avoid. You don’t have a job, do you really think that you can afford to pay so much money to the web designer for your portfolio.
Flexible: You can tailor your own site as the way you want. The designer you hire might not be able to understand what you want and they may not be able to provide you with a 100% satisfaction.
Confidence: Building your own portfolio will give you a lot of confidence and boost up your motivation to work harder to get a job. I was just psychologically saying, building your own portfolio will give you a better chance of getting a job. If you can prove to the human resource people that you have designed it, they may get impressed and you may get a leading advantage over other people.
Here are some of the reasons why you should hire a designer to design your portfolio:
Quality: If you are designing your own online portfolio, then probably you are designing a website for the first time or you are in the primary stage as a web designer. A professional designer has years of experience under their belt and they are capable of providing a lot better quality than you can.
Deal: The designer might have links with a lot of domain registrar and hosting company as he/she has been working for years with these people. He can be able to bring you some hot deals from the market which you will not be able to get on your own.
Flawless: Designing a portfolio for the first time will make you prone to mistakes. The designer has made those mistakes earlier and have rectified them over time. So your portfolio will be bug free and will enjoy a better chance of getting employed.
I have pointed out three pros and three cons about building your portfolio yourself and hiring a designer. Different jobs have different priorities, now it is up to you to select which is better and which is not.
Both the ways are good depending on your requirement and easiness.
As a individual, creating a portfolio website using a online platform is much easier and affordable way to create the same.