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Take a look at portfolio examples in your field using your chosen platform. You need to establish your own voice, but you can use the examples to consider what works and what doesn't, and why. Here are some real life examples that will help you get started with your search:
You can use a digital portfolio to land a job in marketing. It's a great way to collect all of your work in one place and demonstrate that you are skilled at putting together an effective communications package. More importantly. it demonstrates that you can produce news content and tell stories across multiple platforms and mobile applications. Take a look at The Creative Group's Salary Guide to see what creative and marketing skills can mean for your starting salary.
Work samples you could highlight:
Clarify your professional aspiration and then build your portfolio with a specific audience or position in mind. Think about what your audience wants to see:
(You can try a search in the library's Business databases for news about various companies, and information should be available on the organization's website.)
Showcasing a few of your best examples is superior to long list of unconnected work:
Select a web-based platform and/or template that...
You will also want to consider whether you want to go beyond free resources and create a Website with your own domain name (you can also do this with a blog like WordPress) to establish a more lasting professional identity.
Employers want to see you demonstrate your ability to tell a story and interact online. You need to be a storyteller and you'll want to use your portfolio to tell your unique story using work examples. Start by organizing your portfolio into simple sections: a homepage, an "about me" section, resume, examples of your work and contact information.
Your home page should be clean and simple with
Your work examples are the heart of your story. You should
Your “about me” section should include
Your resume should
Think about your personal brand, and why a hiring manager should hire YOU, as opposed to the other applicants that have applied.
So keep the "why me" question in mind as you evaluate your portfolio. Also, proofread your work carefully and get feedback from others (like a career adviser, faculty, and internship supervisors). You'll need to continually revise it and keep it up to date to ensure your experience is relevant to the job market.