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Should i make fake company websites to showcase skills in my portfolio or is that a no no to recruiters?

I am thinking of a way to make my portfolio rich and to show my skills. Is fake websites a good idea or there is other way for showing my skills?

7/28/2017 7:07:06 AM

Stefan Ciric

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maybe give a company or two a call and enquire?

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I think it's best to contact local businesses in your area, ONGs, startups or entrepreneurs, believe me, not all small companies have a website, and those that do have one aren't always mobile-friendly, so you can offer your services to optimize them and add them to your portfolio 😊

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dont know. i would do so if i was freelancing to demonstrate potential products the customer could expect to receive. but thats me.

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It would at the very least show them that you have initiative 😊 I am curious as to what they will say. If you are able could you post the response you recieve?

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I make mockup of company websites. And propose it to related company firms. If they are interested, I would further change it to form their actual company websites.

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Thank you guys for all the suggestions

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And maybe someone know about IT company recruiters? Will they use it in consideration that i was doing fake websites as + or - ?

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That is actually a goos idea, it costs me nothing to contact couple recruiters and get their opinions(maybe even get some offer :) )

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Yea, i will, not a problem at all :)

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I would admonish you to work for not for profit organisation to horn your skills, you can freelance for some company online also. it would build your portfolio rather than building website for skills. Employer are looking for past projects done to engage you and measure your competence