If your resume is being evaluated against someone else’s, and they are on par with each other.
How can you distinguish yourself?
One way, is by having a link to your personal project portfolio.
To your website, blog, code repository, YouTube channel, or any other medium.
Please don’t think they’re a waste of time, as I think many resume reviewers need/want to see something different.
And this is the proof that shows that you know what you’re doing, as it’s in your chocolate pudding.