Owning Up to Your Efforts1:59 with Devin O'Bryan
When working on a group project, it’s easy to come across as either the one bragging about doing all the work or as someone who barely contributed. Let’s define a few ways for you to constructively talk about how you helped your team’s outputs.
You won't always be working alone on projects, and a great many employers and 0:00 future clients will care about how you collaborate with others. 0:05 In a previous video, we looked at Taylor Aiken's portfolio, 0:10 where she called attention to how her team's efforts needed to improve. 0:13 We're gonna take another look at her portfolio, but this time, 0:17 let's look at how she called out her particular contributions to a project with 0:20 several team members. 0:25 At the top of the page, you see that she lists her particular 0:27 roles as UX & Visual Designer. 0:31 As we move down the screen, 0:35 notice that she specifically calls out components that she designed. 0:36 When curating your portfolio's personal narrative, it is 0:42 imperative that you point out areas where you contributed in a group project. 0:47 Otherwise, the assumption will be that others did the work. 0:52 Now, let's look a little deeper at the data visualization portion. 0:57 As we move into this new page, 1:01 we see animated visuals on the right side of the screen. 1:03 On the left side, we see the narrative of her struggles related 1:07 to varying graphing types and accessibility standards. 1:11 Just as important, 1:16 we also see her crediting her specific teammates by name for their contributions. 1:18 Taylor does something quite smart here. 1:25 She avoids sounding like she's bragging in her personal narrative 1:28 by combining the content that she contributed in the project 1:32 with the lessons that she learned in the process. 1:36 Lastly, she does a great service to her teammates 1:40 by pointing out their respective roles in the project. 1:43 Not only does this further show her particular contributions, 1:45 but it also highlights her respect for their contributions. 1:50 Let's meet up in stage five to put all the pieces together. 1:55
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