I would like to tell you that I did this in an effort to stand out, appear socially relevant, or just to “stick it to the man”. The truth is, I did it because I don’t really have any formal previous employment experience.
I always used to think that this lack of traditional resume meant that I just wasn’t qualified for any “real jobs”. Lately I’ve been realizing that I have something that could prove just as, if not more valuable though. Something that I’ve been cultivating in my spare time for the last two years, a portfolio.
Not everyone can have a resume. Not everyone can have previous experience, especially when you’re young like I am, and you have an elusive degree like a Bachelor of Fine Arts. But in today’s economy, where the vast majority of us have everything we need to start, develop, and ship projects, everyone can have a portfolio.