Critique my CV site

Critique my CV site

adam

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Hi @zadquieljlp! Welcome to Webwide. 😄

Great start on your site. The first things that I think of are:

  • Experiment with different text colours and sizes so the blocks of text are not all just black same size text, work on some visual hierarchy
  • Remove the ‘skill bars’ as they are confusing and inaccessible. You can never be 100% so it doesn’t really mean anything. You should let your descriptions, any experience and portfolio items demonstrate your knowledge instead
  • Add a max-width of around 1000px on your containers so it does not stretch so much on widescreen
  • Get a domain name if you can, some extensions are only a dollar or two a year and will show you know about that automatically as well as looking more professional

 
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zadquieljlp

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Thank you @Adam

  • Experiment with different text colours and sizes so the blocks of text are not all just black same size text, work on some visual hierarchy
You are rigth.
  • Remove the ‘skill bars’ as they are confusing and inaccessible. You can never be 100% so it doesn’t really mean anything. You should let your descriptions, any experience and portfolio items demonstrate your knowledge instead
I didn't think about it, it's true, is confusing, but I can't really put a portfolio (because I'm just starting in this), but I'll change it.
  • Get a domain name if you can, some extensions are only a dollar or two a year and will show you know about that automatically as well as looking more professional
I know, but I have not do it because... let's let it as "difficulties", but I'll find a way.

 

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I agree with @Adam - remove the bars. I hated these visual skill representations my whole career. From the point I were asked how I would rate myself to the point I read CVs.
As long as there's no 5/5, 100% or any other kind of "full/all/everything" I ignore them. The moment there is something on "full" I drop the CV or the candidate will have a very hard interview - he has to prove that he knows everything.

My problem with them that there's no true/false in these bars because it always depends on the scale. Let's say someone started and knows most/all of w3school and works better/faster than his friends. It won't be wrong if he rates JS 5/5. But now I get this 5/5 with my expectations of "full" and think about the craziest bugs I've ever seen, check out the leading JS devs and so on.

So it's much better for all parties to showcase what you can without a rating.
So what you have done, which frameworks you can handle or if you even are able to write a framework and so on.

//cc @jarod_peachey

 
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zadquieljlp

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I agree with @Adam - remove the bars. I hated these visual skill representations my whole career. From the point I were asked how I would rate myself to the point I read CVs.
As long as there's no 5/5, 100% or any other kind of "full/all/everything" I ignore them. The moment there is something on "full" I drop the CV or the candidate will have a very hard interview - he has to prove that he knows everything.

//cc @jarod_peachey


Like I said, I didn't think about it when I did it, and you are right, I'll will change it.

 

zadquieljlp

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I have think about the links to my Facebook and Instagram, they should not be there because I don't use them to share my work, I should put links to my Codepen and Dribbble.

 

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I think going half width, center of page for everything on the page will go a long way. The choice to use rounded containers is fine, but it is jarring to go from half page width to full width.

 

zadquieljlp

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Hola Zadquiel,

Just curious, are you looking for web dev jobs in Venezuela or are you trying to move away?

This Youtuber does a lot CV reviews and it's helped my design a lot.

Well, I would like a web dev job but I think I don't know enough for that, and I can't migrate because I don't have money to that.

And thanks for the youtuber.

 
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