Online Portfolios

Online Portfolios

A professional online portfolio, or web portfolio, provides examples of your knowledge, skills and accomplishments, including your work and projects. It helps bring your resume or online profile “to life,” further differentiating you. 

Provide Proof

Stand out from the competition by illustrating your value to employers via tangible evidence. A recruiter is looking to discover your unique attributes and abilities. Think of your online portfolio as visual “proof” to support that you possess the professional skills employers are looking for.

Create Your Web Portfolio

Consider your intended audience.

What are they most interested in learning about you? What skills and accomplishments will be most relevant? What format would be most appealing?

Choose a platform.

There are many potential platforms for hosting your online portfolio, or you can create your own website. Blogging platforms such as Wordpress or Tumblr are popular and easy to use, as is About.me.

Create a homepage.

Introduce yourself and your portfolio by creating a summary of who you are and what employers can find on your site. Make it visually appealing.

Choose examples across various mediums.

Showcase academic work and other projects. Create categories of examples to support various skills. Use different formats to illustrate these examples. For example, pdf documents, Powerpoints or videos.

Add a portfolio link.

To leverage your online portfolio in all areas of your job search, be sure to include a link to it on all of your marketing materials and online profiles.