How to build a professional portfolio

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How to build a portfolio for job search and career progression

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How to build a professional portfolio

  1. 1. Building a Professional PortfoliobyDr. Aikyna Finch
  2. 2. Agenda• What is a Professional Portfolio• Types of Professional Portfolios• What will go into the Portfolio• Build the Portfolio
  3. 3. What is a Professional PortfolioA professional portfolio provides a complete picture of aindividual by displaying experiences, accomplishments,skills, education, interests, and professional goals andobjectives.
  4. 4. Types of Professional Portfolios• Digital– Visual CV– PDF– Resume Links• Hard-Copy– Master– Presentation– Sample
  5. 5. What will go into the Portfolio• Cover Art• Overview/Table of Contents• Tab 1 – Experience– Cover Letter– Resume– Reference Letters• Tab 2 – Education– Diploma– School Acceptance Letters– Transcripts– Training– Certifications• Tab 3 – Skills– Writing Samples– Publication• Tab 4 – Projects/Volunteer– Overview– Pictures– Networks• Tab 5 – Outcomes– Awards– Recognition– Performance Evaluations
  6. 6. Maintaining the Portfolio• Update regularly– Make revisions– Fill voids– Make generic samples• Make Copies– Distribution– Emergency– Polished look• Remember this is YOUR Brand!
  7. 7. Any Questions?

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