An online portfolio is a great tool to showcase your skills and abilities to potential employers. The purpose of the portfolio is demonstrate samples of the work you have done in the past as a way to provide “proof” of the talent you have and also an idea of what you can do in the future.
When I applied to my first job out of college nearly 8 years ago, I set up a simple online portfolio to send along with my cover letter and resume. I included the link with my contact information and explained in the cover letter that if an employer wanted to see sample work, they could check out the webpage. I truly believe this set me apart from other applicants and secured me the job at the time. Now that there are so many sites offering quick and easy ways to establish an online portfolio, this practice is more commonplace. In fact, in some industries such as marketing, design, and communication, an online portfolio, is now expected.Read More