In today’s competitive job market, effectively showcasing your knowledge and skills to an employer is critical in seeking and sustaining employment. Along with a tailored resume, a portfolio can help provide further evidence of professional qualifications and abilities.
The contents of your portfolio demonstrate your experience, skills, and abilities in a visual way. In addition, it can help your application stand out to employers.Your coach will help you develop an electronic portfolio that use interactive multimedia to increase the range and type of materials that can be included as evidence of learning.
Portfolios are now widely used in many other fields including engineering. A portfolio is a reflection of you as a professional, a record of your development, and proof of performance on the job or in class. It shows what you have accomplished and is an evidence of your learning new skills.
What’s included in a portfolio? Items found in most portfolios include: resume, evidence of professional affiliations, and work samples (e.g., projects, designs, items produced during internship or co-op experiences). Depending upon your engineering profession, specific items can be added to provide an accurate representation of your knowledge and abilities.
Developing a portfolio helps you prepare for interviews by allowing you to think critically about your life experiences and accomplishments. When preparing for an interview, this process will enable you to highlight specific experiences that led to the development of valuable workplace skills. In addition, preparing a portfolio allows you to see how well your qualifications match those of the position for which you are applying.
Having your portfolio in the interview offers many benefits. The contents of your portfolio demonstrate your experience, skills, and abilities in a visual way. In addition, it can help your application stand out to employers.