Why Use a Career e-Portfolio
Your career e-portfolio, much like your resume, is a demonstration of your skills, abilities, and achievements as they relate to the type of position you are seeking. Additionally, you can now include text, files, images, multimedia, blog entries, links, audio, and video. Creating a digital portfolio for a specific job listing can demonstrate your professional capabilities and make you more attractive to employers. It is also a quick way for employers to access your relevant projects and accomplishments.
All of the information provided in your e-portfolio should be employer focused. This means asking, “What can I do for the employer? How can my skills and experience add value to the employer? What skills, attributes, learning, etc. can I demonstrate that can be used in the employer’s environment?”
A career e-portfolio does not replace a resume or cover letter, rather it enhances them by serving as a way to supplement, support, and extend your resume. As a dynamic profile with actual examples of your work, it gives employers the ability to learn much more about you and the work that you are describing in the resume and cover letter.
Please Note: Do not make the assumption that all employers will view your e-portfolio. Be sure to continue to create tailored and professional resumes and cover letters. Taking advantage of all of your job search resources is still the best strategy.