Saturday, February 26, 2005

Items To Include In A Portfolio

I attended a job search seminar last year, and one of the topics we discussed was having a portfolio. I’m not going to go into the reasons for developing a portfolio; rather, I’m just going to list the items you would typically include:

  • copies of your resume
  • Letters of recommendation
  • copy of high school/college diploma
  • copies of other certificates
  • high school/college transcript
  • examples of work, which for me might include
    • documentation
    • printouts of GUI (graphical user interface)
    • web pages
    • ”best posts” from my blogs


peter andrews said...

Do you know what the best practice is regarding a photo on your resume?

Daniel said...

Hi Peter,

I believe it depends on the type of job for which you're applying, but in general, you don't include a photo of yourself on your resume.

I think it's because a potential employer would be able to infer things from your picture about you that they do not want to know just yet (age, nationality, etc.).

If you're going for a job as an actor, on the other hand, I believe the picture is mandatory.

My $0.02. I encourage you to check with others, since they might have alternative perspectives.