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    SitePoint Wizard Another Designer's Avatar
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    Is this a mistake?

    Is it a mistake to show potential employers my unfinished website before it's finished?

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    Theoretical Physics Student bronze trophy Jake Arkinstall's Avatar
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    I would say yes, unless you've made it explicitly clear that it's not finished and still needs stuff done to it.

    But, if I was an employer, I'd be looking at your output (X)HTML code, your usage of CSS, your knowledge of standards etc. If you've shown that in said website, then I wouldn't mind if it's unfinished.
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    ☆★☆★ silver trophy vgarcia's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Designer View Post
    Is it a mistake to show potential employers my unfinished website before it's finished?
    I'd rather see a smaller "finished" site, even if it's just a 1 or 2-pager. Add more pages/sections later.

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    its not wrong..but of course before you show it tell your it first..

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    If the employers request for it, then there's no problem.

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    If it is really needed to be showed then it is not a mistake, but if you just don't meet the exact date to finished it then it will be a mistake.

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    It is probably not a good idea to show potential employers unfinished work as they cannot gain a perspective on your website until the thing is all pulled together so that it is as you originally intended. Seeing an unfinished website is like seeing a building under construction, it is not nearly as impressive or pretty when there is scaffolding and stuff lying around everywhere and the place is uninhabitable.

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    I think is unprofessional showing your employer an unfinished worked unless requested. Best thing to do is provide a daily update to your employer on things that has been done.
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    I think it is better to show after finishing.

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    unfinished site can say more about a person and you don't want to give a bad one before employment right? so take some time finish it and then go for it

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    I agree with the general sentiment. You want to show something to impress and inspire and not have them have any questions about your ability.


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