Create a Professional Job Search Portfolio
A job search portfolio is essential tool for all job seekers (not just artists!) Everyone should have a professional portfolio that includes at least the first 4 items listed below. Consider having an online portfolio too! Below are some suggestions!
Cover Letter: It should answer the question – Why should I hire you? It should grab the employers attention and point out why you, above all other applicants, should be contacted for a personal interview.
Traditional Resume: A summary of your education, work experience and skills
References List: A list of three to five people (including full names, titles, addresses, and phone/email) who are willing to speak about your strengths, abilities, and experience. Remember to ask your references before you give them to a potential employer.
Letters of Recommendations: A collection of any kudos you have received -– from customers, clients, colleagues, past employers, professors, etc. Consider including copies of favorable employer evaluations and reviews.
Samples of Your Work: A sampling of your best work, including reports, papers, studies, brochures, projects, presentations, etc.
Extras: A collection of any certificates of awards, honors, community service, military records, transcripts, certifications etc.
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