Freelancers, have you ever asked yourself whether or not you should have two portfolios — one for freelancing and the other for applying to full-time jobs? If so, this blog post is for you! Let’s take a look at why having two portfolios might be a good idea.
The Benefits of Having Two Portfolios
Having two portfolios gives you the ability to tailor your portfolio to the job or client. When applying to full-time positions, your portfolio should display work that is more professional and on-brand. This means that it should reflect the look and feel of the company you’re applying for. On the other hand, when submitting a portfolio for freelance work, your portfolio should showcase work that is creative, unique, and reflects your personal style. It’s important to have a portfolio that stands out from the crowd because clients are looking for something different from what they can find in-house.
Another benefit to having two portfolios is that it makes it easier to track changes over time. If you’re constantly updating your freelance portfolio with new projects, it may become hard to track how much progress you’ve made over time. With two separate portfolios, you can easily compare old projects with new projects and see how much progress you’ve made since then. This can be an especially useful tool if you’re trying to impress potential employers by showing them how much progress you’ve made in a short period of time.
The Downsides of Having Two Portfolios
Having two portfolios can be beneficial but there are also some drawbacks to consider as well. For starters, maintaining two portfolios can be time consuming; after all, twice as many projects require twice as much upkeep! Additionally, having two portfolios could limit the visibility of both; while one portfolio may get more attention than the other due to its focus on either freelancing or full-time positions, it will still only receive half as much attention as if you had just one portfolio that encompassed both aspects of your career path.
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Ultimately, whether or not having two portfolios is right for you depends on where in your career path you are and what type of work best fits each side of your professional life. If maintaining two portfolios sounds like too much effort then perhaps focusing on one might be better suited for your needs but if having multiple streams of income appeals to you then having two separate portfolios could be just what you need! Regardless of which option works best for your situation remember that creating quality content is always key – no matter how many portfolios you create!
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