Building a website about you and your experience is a polished way to share your expertise with others. Websites can be more creative and innovative than traditional portfolios and are able to share with anyone in the world. With the click of a button, you can change content, videos, copy and pictures on your online portfolio. You can also constantly create new content to add to your site to show your continuous learning process—whether employed or not.
When an employer sees your website link in your signature or on your resume, they’ll likely click on it to see what you’ve built. Seeing you’ve taken the time to build a website featuring work samples, recommendations, previous presentations and more will be a killer first impression.
If maintained properly, your website will always be up to date and current. Easily make updates, edits and deletions from any computer on the Internet. No more having to pay a programmer every time you want to chance a date or add a product.
When an employer Googles your name, your professional portfolio will be one of the first search results that pops up.
Because of the flexibility of an online portfolio, you’re able to show your personality by choosing design, layout and the copy you write. Anyone who has anything visual to present, needs a Portfolio Website.
Maybe you already know what you want but who’s going to make those changes? Small changes can be made with those online website builders. Yet more customized and complex changes are more difficult to make (if at all possible) and in any case you would probably need a designer for this.
More importantly, you want to have someone who is familiar with the latest trends, technologies and unique details that will make the experience of browsing through your site an enjoyable one.