Common Portfolio Mistakes
Your portfolio is frequently an organization or customer’s early introduction of you. However while we would spruce up and set up our ideas for a meeting, we tend to disregard our portfolio or take after plan slants that don’t speak to as well. If we need to succeed, we should remember certain golden rules for our portfolio if we want to make our first impression rock solid because it stays! After going through multiple articles, research, we have come up with few points which might help you build your portfolio in the perfect way.
1. Less Contact with Clients: Being in touch with the clients is the toughest condition that needs to be fulfilled if someone needs to succeed in the market that is brimming with the competition. Clients being in love with the freelance designer is a wonderful picturesque scenario but in real life, it never happens!! So if you want to succeed in real life scenario, the only way to do that is having a constantly growing list of connections with the clients and prospects.
2. Taking undue credits: Taking undue advantage is a wrong thing and it is prevalent in this field. If you are really a part of a big noteworthy project and have contributed significantly to the project, then there is nothing wrong. But, in case, you have been hired just to assist or played a very minor role and you are claiming later that you have taken the lead part, it is definitely off the track and trust me, you would be caught in your own lies eventually.
3. Exaggerated Biography: Self-promotion is only good when it is done within the stipulated limit but when it goes over the top, the chaos starts taking place. The resume or biography (About me) should not make you a living legend rather an efficient worker who can add unique value proposition to the company. No one buys the exaggerated, over the top lies and it often does backfire!
4. Confidence blowing out of proportion: Having confidence and selling the skill set is necessary to strive and thrive in this competitive business but it should never cross the certain limit. Knowing things and claiming to know things just because having a little bit of exposure are two distinctively different things. The confidence comes from the acquired skill set and it should be relevant to the knowledge and experience the candidate has gained throughout the journey.
5. Mobile Unfriendly site/app: Though people often love to watch things on the laptop for work related things, decision makers are often on the move and they greatly rely on mobile. If the web-based site is not at all similar to the mobile version it creates another level of problem. Having mobile compatibility not only gives easy access to the clients but also enhances the possibility of success multifold.
6. Grammatical Error: Grammatical error is the biggest blunder. Content is the key in today’s knowledge-oriented business scenario and spelling or grammatical mistakes will take it way down below the paygrade or even worse, it will damage the reputation. It needs to be thoroughly checked before any kind of submission.
Mistakes are made by humans and we shouldn’t be bogged down by the scary situations but we should often take it a learning opportunity and a lesson to move forward.