Promoting Your Brand in a Career Portfolio
The use of career portfolios as a job-search tool has been gaining traction as more employers are interested in seeing proof of performance — proof of the accomplishments you showcase on your resume.
A career portfolio (also referred to as a job skills portfolio) is a job-hunting tool that a job-seeker develops to give employers a complete picture of who you are, including samples of your work — your experience, your education, your accomplishments, your skill sets — and what you have the potential to become — much more than just a cover letter and resume can provide.
A career portfolio is typically used in a job interview, often in response to one or more interview questions (such as tell me about yourself, or do you have any samples of your work).
Job-seekers can also create Web-based portfolios, which provides prospective employers even more access to your career brand.
To learn more about this emerging job-search tool, including detailed descriptions of how to develop a career portfolio, go to this section of Quintessential Careers: Career Portfolio Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers.
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