Thursday, April 27, 2023

Creating a Portfolio for a Job Search

Having a collection of your best work available in a portfolio is a great way to show a prospective employer what you have done for others. This is your “greatest hits” collection of work samples. Quality is valued over quantity in most portfolios. 

Portfolios are not only for artists. Writers, accountants, computer programmers, financial planners, website designers, marketing and advertising agents may all benefit from a well-organized portfolio of their best work. Any time a visual presentation of what you have accomplished is possible, a portfolio is the vehicle to present yourself well. Online portfolios can be just as attractive and effective as physical portfolios.

· Include three to five samples of your best work related to the position

· Have each sheet separated by a plastic sleeve

· Spellcheck both through a computer program as well as manually

· Give the interviewer an accurate picture of who you are and what you have to offer

· Give an overall appearance of excellence

Until next time ...


Sheryl Tuchman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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