First Things First: Why?
An online portfolio is a great visual representation of your achievements, your background, and digital proof of what you can do. Digital media allows you to add a video introduction, images of you completing tasks that relate to the position, and a great place to add your Entry Plan, Resume, Reference Letters, and a Presentation. Think of it as a HUB for all of your great documents.
What Software Should You Use?
If you are hoping to land a job right and looking for a FREE site, Weebly is my best recommendation.
It is easy even if you are a beginner in digital platforms.
STEP 1: After you create a Weebly account, pick the theme you that fits your needs. Since we are wanting to create a portfolio, it only seems appropriate to click portfolio.
Here are the choices of portfolio themes. Don't worry about what it looks like because you can customize it. Just find the theme with the LAYOUT that you like.
STEP 2: Start customizing your site. This part is easier to show you with a video tutorial. To view the video- you will need FLASH on your computer.
|Customize your own picture slideshow|
STEP 3: Password Protect Your Site
I highly recommend protecting your information on a site that contains all of your information. If you do not, anyone can locate your site and view your name, address, telephone number, and any other information from your resumes and documents on the site.
STEP 4: Publish
The site cannot be viewed without clicking publish.
Place your link on your resume and other documents for the interview committee to use. Make sure the link is hyperlinked properly so it works for the committee. You can check this by placing the URL (link) into your address bar of your search engine (Google, Safari, Firefox, etc)
Make sure the committee has the password to unlock the contents if you decided to password protect your Portfolio.
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