How to Create a Professional Job Search Portfolio

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.

Need help creating a professional job search portfolio? Contact me!

Job Search Portfolio - Job Search Skills - Resume Butterfly - Get Ready - Professional Portfolio

Words of Wisdom for the World of Work (WOW for the WOW)

Don't miss DAILY Job Search Tips on Twitter and Facebook. Follow me on Pinterest too! Get the latest Resume Butterfly Tips by email or in your blog reader.

About Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith is a resume writer and small business owner of Resume Butterfly, focused on transforming careers and resume makeovers. Before Resume Butterfly, Jessica was the Director of Career Services at a local college.
Follow her on Twitter @ResumeButterfly!