Every day, large and small companies are looking for freelance workers. It is cheaper to outsource than to hire and retain full-time employees. When a company posts a job they would require the potential employee’s portfolios. In your portfolio, you should have some feedback scores and notes. They also will require you to take specific tests online. They will look for the most motivated individual to take the job, so the more you have to the offer is better.
In this economic climate, having this resume tricks up on your sleeve is becoming more and more important. Hopefully, what this article will show you is why a lot of people will bother doing some work on an open-source project. I had been wondering about this myself before I had this epiphany.
Your Open-Source History
When you do freelance work for most companies once they have paid you for your work they have just bought the copyright to your work. So it is hard for companies to research your work history because of your previous client’s terms and conditions might prohibit future employer access to your previous job records. So what it will ultimately come down to is your open-source projects that are going to put you in the best position to get you the job you want and deserve.
Caring about your open-source work is very important. First thing is that it is open for reviews and comments by the freelance contributor. It shows your passion and motivation for your work. Since it is not a work that you are paid for, it shows just how motivated you are for your passion. It shows your knowledge of relevant open-source technology. It is important for any freelancer to be familiar with many of the open-source tools available these days.
While having an open-source is practical for programmers, it might not be practical for someone outside the world of programming. My suggestion for a non-programmer is to volunteer in your local community work or projects. You just have to make sure that the project you are volunteering is relevant to the job you want to take.
So if you are looking for long-time work and you are looking to build a top-notch profile, you will be a fool not to include open-source projects and work in your portfolio. Remember that this is your work; it is your rights that you can always share this with whoever you choose. It will demonstrate your performance and your will to succeed in anything you do.