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Resumes and Portfolios

Resumes & Portfolios

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Resumes

Your resume serves as the first impression you make in your job search. You may submit you resume, cover letter, and Curriculum Vitaes (CVs) for free critiquing by our professional staff. We look for ways to improve spelling, grammar, formatting, and phraseology. Our staff will also compare your resume to the job description of the position you are applying for, and offer you tips on how to best customize it for that specific position.

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Resumes will be returned within 5 business days.

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Portfolios

Regardless of your field, a physical or online portfolio can show off your talent and highlight your key accomplishments. Employers are looking for experience and a  portfolio can demonstrate your skill in a practical way.

A portfolio can include:

  • Business Plans
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Press Releases
  • Successful Projects
  • Impressive Speeches
  • Notable Facts and Figures

Why you should have one:

  • Showing a future employer what you are capable of is better than just telling them
  • Updating your work is simple and can always include your newest projects
  • Designing job-specific portfolios can be creative and directed toward individual employers, making you stand out to a company

Tips for A Great Portfolio

Set yourself apart and make your own portfolio.

  • Have a professional case to hold your portfolio
  • Put loose papers in paper protectors
  • Use professional quality paper (preferably bright glossy white or professional resume paper)
  • Keep it organized; avoid clutter
  • Keep it short, no more than 25 pages
  • Use dividers to seperate sections (you can be extremely creative here)
  • Pick your BEST work for your samples whether its writing samples, ads, graphic arts, photographs, school projects, group presentations, etc.
  • Include your resume
  • Incorporate recommendation letters and references
  • Include any awards and honors given
  • Include transcripts and degrees or licenses and certificates (when appropriate)
  • Include any military records, awards, or badges (if applicable)
  • NEVER leave your portfolio. No matter if your interviewer wants to show it to someone else, share a copy or the website to your electronic portfolio

Online Portfolios

“In the high pace of what we do in school and in business, there’s very little chance that someone is going to achieve mastery on the job if they didn’t get there before coming to your workplace. So you’ve got to have it in the can; not just ‘I want to’ or ‘I wish I’ or ‘maybe I could’, but ‘I’ve done that’. It’s one of the great things about the proof of a portfolio versus the promise of a resume.”Randy Nelson of Pixar