Having a portfolio and linking to it on your CV can be the difference between you getting flagged as a high potential candidate for an internship/NSS or even a full-time job after school. Making your portfolio can be a hard task, but only if you don’t know where to start. Here are the essential things you’re going to need to make your first draft of a working portfolio.
Seeing a picture of the person they’re assessing allows the recruiter to trust you and your experience more. However, on the other side of that as well, if your portraits are of low quality, it’s also going to reduce the recruiters confidence in you. Always make sure that the portraits you’re going to use on your portfolio have been taken by a professional.
Good Light-Hearted Headings
On your portfolio, you’re going to divide your experience into different sections based on the skill sets or the industry that you found yourself in. Each section is going to need a good summary, but you also need good, catchy headings that are straight to the point but still show your personality.
Add A Lot Of Visuals
One advantage you have on your portfolio over your CV is that you aren’t bound by a CV’s rules. You can add more visual representations that will make your portfolio easier and more fun to read. Pictures taken during projects or graphs and tables showing work you’ve done are a great way to make your portfolio more interesting to go through.
Use PowerPoint Or LinkedIn
There are several ways that you can go about building your CV but two of the easiest are making the portfolio in PowerPoint and saving it as a pdf that you send along with your CV on applications, or you can use LinkedIn (which is feature-rich), and put a link on your CV.