Do you have a Career Portfolio?

Great question – do you?

A career portfolio is as simple as that, a collection of your career successes. While a career portfolio isn’t necessary for every position, it’s still the go-to for plenty of corporate positions.

I say to keep it simple and to the point!

1) Create a cover letter – a simple cover letter that is personalized for the job you are applying for

2) Resume – Updated!

3) Letters of recommendation: if possible, limit yourself to letters drafted in the last five years.

4) Degrees / Awards and other recognitions

5) Summary of your 2 top work successes! Nothing too detailed, however a simple point form documentation of what you did, how you did it and why it was so successful. This can also be replaced with a project you loved or had passion for! This is what excites you and the potential employer.

The career portfolio will help you highlight your best skills and best work, while also helping you to keep your interview on track. It can be an indispensable tool when it comes to feeling fully prepared for an interview, so don’t leave home without it!

Career Advice from:
Linda Fernandes
Vice President of First Impressions and Recruitment
Marketers on Demand Inc.