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Help with Resume

I am currently pursuing career as a freelance web developer, I have gained skills and currently I feel I am ready to work . I am thinking about creating a online resume, I just want know what kind of things should I add in my resume.

Should I add some open source projects that I have done? Should I show my treehouse badges? I can't add any work portfolios because I used to work for a private company and I am not allowed share those websites that I have worked on.

As a beginner freelancer how should I build my resume to attract clients?

Thanks in advance.

Hello, I went ahead and updated the topic to Business, and asked for help from a few fellow students. In the meantime, have you checked out the Career Foundations course?

Hi Dustin, I should have posted it in the business section, thanks for doing that. I will check the business courses on treehouse.

3 Answers


what I would says is to include personal work, any degrees relevant to computer and tell them the websites you made for the company (but don't share the code). honestly, if you're doing freelance work they normally don't care much about the code, its more about the product, but a company would want to see your code. as far as including treehouse, I think it should be fine, because treehouse is quite respected when it comes to learning how to code so it might show them that you are a legit developer.

also i noticed you have no business points so I'm assuming you didn't do the "become a freelancer" course on treehouse, it's actually a very good course (I'm almost done it myself) and I would definitely recommend it.

good luck, Kai

Hi Kai,

Thanks. I think your idea will work for me,I will add the sites that I worked on before initially,and I haven't done business course before because I wasn't thinking of doing freelancing at that time.Now I will definitely check those courses.

No problem :)

Nigel Ryan
Nigel Ryan
8,071 Points

Hi Kai,

I was looking for an answer to this in the forums and this discussion came the closest, so I'll ask here. Can you please suggest a good way to phrase or format a reference to treehouse in my resume?

Hey Nigel Ryan

Really sorry for taking so long to get back to you.

As for you question, in the resumΓ© state where you learned from and what it was you learned so in the case of treehouse says like "I learned HTML, CSS and javascript on treehouse which has helped me a lot in my works. You can check out my treehouse profile here (url of your page) to see what I've been learning".

Something like that :p.

Again, sorry for taking so long, hope it's stil of use, Kai