A portfolio is a showcase of your work and accomplishments for others to view. In today’s competitive market, a creative and informative portfolio could be the key to setting you apart from other candidates. Remember, a portfolio cannot work magic by itself. Don’t rely on it to sell your skills to an interviewer. A good portfolio can help, but ultimately you have to prove your skills and abilities in person.
Students from all majors can adapt and utilize portfolios as a tool to help market themselves to prospective employers. The purpose and content of your portfolio will be determined by your career goal. If you are looking for a job in more than one career field you may need to vary the contents.
This will vary according to your career field and the type of portfolio created: traditional or online. Some items you might include:
With an online portfolio, you can showcase your videos, photographs, sketches, designs, and projects all in one location.
There are various free options to get your work online, including: