Note From Julie: Unemployed? Professional Portfolios Create a Visual Impact!

Aug 18, 2017 | Career Development, Professional Portfolio

professional portfolioDo you have a professional portfolio? Do you have a current and complete LinkedIn profile? Have you ventured into digital portfolio development yet? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, it’s time to kick things up a notch and embrace professional portfolio development as a key career success strategy!

Let’s start by defining what a professional (or career) portfolio entails. Simply put, it’s a collection of your resume, work samples, educational background, training history, accomplishments, awards, professional affiliations, and recommendations from colleagues and executives, all combined professionally in a print or digital format.

Job seekers use professional portfolios to create lasting, visual impact with actual work samples to reinforce what they have outlined on their resumes. They are used by full-time professionals at annual performance reviews to showcase accomplishments of the past year, newly developed skills, and responsibilities. They’re valuable for building your personal brand and establishing your expertise and credibility, both online and in person!

I often refer to a comprehensive professional portfolio strategy as being your best plan of attack. And this week’s feature article will show you in detail how you can create a three-pronged approach to standing out and showcasing your skills like never before!

Whether you’re searching for a new job, currently unemployed, or just want to be prepared if your dream job becomes available, you need to have a current professional portfolio to showcase your skills and experience. We’re also giving you tips and advice on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn that will teach you how to update (or create) this vital career resource.

I sincerely hope you will take the time to invest in creating this powerful tool for your career success. Next to a standout resume, a professional portfolio is one of the most powerful tools I know of that can help professionals at every level advance their careers!

Supporting your administrative success,

Julie

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