Creating An Online Portfolio

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Creating An Online Portfolio

  1. 1. CREATING AN ONLINE PORTFOLIO<br />BS 150 <br />
  2. 2. What is an online portfolio?<br />The portfolio is the showcase of your work, your skills and your potential for your future employers <br />To create a successful online portfolio, keep it simple <br />Hit your objectives and discuss the facts of your successes<br />
  3. 3. Rules of Thumb<br />Use simple, short sentences <br />Say more with less <br />If you’re showing work you’ve done or pictures of projects you’ve worked on, give details so the potential employer knows why this experience is important to them <br />No visual clutter (plenty of white space)<br />
  4. 4. Online Portfolio Sample<br />http://yorktown.cbe.wwu.edu/03Winter/turner5/<br />
  5. 5. Do You Need a Visual CV?<br />http://www.visualcv.com/www/indexc.html<br />
  6. 6. What about business cards?<br />Vista Print is an efficient, cost effective approach to creating business cards<br />http://www.vistaprint.com/vp/multimatchingdoc.aspx?msid=J5E5T01R6P4T3E0GNSWT4EXTZW0TEOSJ&matchto=088&maxmatch=1&GP=11%2f4%2f2009+7%3a22%3a40+PM<br />
  7. 7. What goes on a business card?<br />The job hunting business card showcases your skills and qualifications <br />List your name, title (certification), resume web site, your profile (2 sentences or less) and your contact information <br />Give your business card when you give out your resume<br />Leave it anywhere and everywhere <br />
  8. 8. Business Card Looks <br />Use no smaller than 10” font <br />Put a photo of yourself on it; business cards with photographs are less likely to be thrown away <br />List educational and career highlights if there’s room left <br />Carry your card with you everywhere<br />Keep it in a safe place <br />
  9. 9. Business Card Follow-Up<br />Be prepared to give a resume and cover letter if someone takes your business card and likes what they see…<br />Always ask for their business card in return; that way, you have a contact name and number to get back to <br />
  10. 10. The End…<br />The End…<br />

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