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Portfolio Link in Resume OR

Portfolio Link in Resume OR

Portfolio Link in Resume

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Many degree-holders, who experience the new economy with hybrid or startup firms, are applying to jobs or internships and are expected to have a portfolio that has the following: the resume and a link to the project webpage.

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I love design, but I love designers even more. It’s a pleasure to talk to so many user-centered creatives in my role as a UX hiring manager. To honor that relationship, I’d like to share back some advice from my experiences — so that you can design your application with the user (that’s me and my kind) in mind and land your dream job. Here’s the first instalment, originally published on UXswitch, a designer-centered job board for User Experience professionals, under the title Make Sure Your UX Portfolio Gets Seen … 5 Tips.

Wert, who works primarily in the tech space, says that it’s essential to show off your work if you’re an engineer: “It’s imperative that an employer or recruiter knows that you’ve built out various projects, and that they can easily click to and from them on your resume, cover letter, portfolio, etc.” But that doesn’t mean it’s not important for other fields as well—editorial, production, marketing, PR, design, to name a few. Even webinars or speaking engagements you were a part of are sometimes worth including. And, as Wert suggests, it’s helpful for anyone to list their LinkedIn if it contains more helpful information. (Source: www.themuse.com)

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An accomplishment demonstrates what you did and how well you did it. How well you did it for a patent, a white paper or a website is not how it looks, or it's existence - it is the benefit to the company of what you created. That's usually expressed in increased revenue or decreased cost. You can create a horrible website which brings in millions and that's still a good accomplishment. Conversely, you could create a brilliant white paper which is never used and therefore almost valueless. Your resume doesn't need the link to what you created, it needs to tell the manager what effect that had.

Whether your portfolio is online and / or paper based, it may be appropriate and tempting to contact a prospective employer directly, inviting them to view it in person, or sending them a CV with a link to view your online version. Many sectors are continuously seeking the best candidates for employment opportunities, including Hospitality and Catering, Business, Sales and Marketing, Science and Technology. Check whether an employer welcomes speculative applications or prefers not to receive CV’s or portfolios unless a vacancy is advertised. (Source: help.open.ac.uk)

 

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