How to Use Interview Portfolios to Your Advantage?

By: CK Tan

Can you condense all of your qualifications, experience and personality onto a single sheet of paper? Of course not; this is why interview portfolios are such a great idea. An interview portfolio can be used to showcase your work and talents all of which may not be showcased properly in a text resume. A portfolio can include projects, photos and work samples that truly highlight and showcase your talent.

Portfolios have always been popular among artists, architects and other creative professionals. Today, portfolios are showing up at all types of job interviews to grab a potential employer's attention. This can be done using graphs, charts and pictures that highlight your work experience. You can include projects that you have worked on. You might even want to think about developing a Power Point presentation to sell yourself to an employer.

When it comes to creating interview portfolios, imagination is key. You don't want your portfolio to look like an Elementary homework assignment. It needs to be professional and you need to carry it professionally. Do not bombard your employer with oversized posters and folders. Worried about going over the top? Always make sure that you can carry your portfolio in a briefcase. If you need to use a laptop to present your portfolio, do so. Just be sure that everything is in scale and of adequate size.

Another way to put your portfolio into the hands of possible employers is to use a personal website. Before you do this, however, you need to be sure that you do not include any information that you or your past employers would not want publicly displayed. If you have any doubts as to what information a past employer will allow you to use, contact the employer directly. This could save you a lot of hassles in the long run.

A portfolio is a great way to show employers that you will be a great addition to their team, but you should be careful to not go overboard. Create interview portfolios that are customized to the position you are applying for. Avoid including skills and accomplishments that are not pertinent to your future position. You should also include information that highlights your communication skills. Companies want to hire people that can communicate well. They also want to hire people that can write captivating text. Demonstrate that you can do both with an interview portfolio.

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