My apologies for my late response. Thank you for taking the time to reply to my question and the constructive feedback! I find it encouraging to hear, especially after met with rejection multiple times.
I have reached out many times with little response. However, one individual was great and left me a thoughtful message. I found it very insightful hope this helps anyone experiencing what I am.
there’s more to recruiting than just the candidate their experience. Often times, people forget that timing is an incredibly large factor as well. Sometimes a company may be looking for a candidate who is a very experienced veteran to the field, while other times a company may be looking for somebody a bit more junior and is somebody that can be molded into the ideal employee. The type of work coming into the company typically drives the experience level of candidates that the company is looking for.
Specific to my portfolio:
while the two case studies are great, there is some value in showing the amount (and variety) of work that you’ve done in the past.
One comment I never got to follow up on:
be sure to do your research on the company that you’re applying to, and then tailor fit your communication style to that particular company
My assumption is that this pertains to the cover letter. With that said, I have read that you should tailor your portfolio to the specific company you apply to.
In my situation, should I assume that a portfolio should be thought of as a template that can allow for you to quickly adjust its style of presentation?
Since I invested a lot of time in designing my portfolio a specific way, it would take considerable time to readjust it without a template or design system in place.
Sorry in advance for the large reply. Thanks to anyone that takes the time to read it!