Online portfolios can be used in a variety of ways during a job search from using the link on your resume or LinkedIn page to sending a link to an employer via email. Often online portfolios can be found if an employer Googles a candidate. Do not discount Google searching to learn about online portfolios for your industry and view examples.
Describes principles and pitfalls in creating online portfolios.
Learn about what types of content you could consider for your online portfolio.
Portfolio Building Sites
These sites contain a free version but some offer paid versions as well. Do your own research on any site before proceeding.
- Brushd www.brushd.com
- Carbonmade www.carbonmade.com
- Dropr http://dropr.com/
- ISSUU www.issuu.com
- Krop www.krop.com
- LiveBinders www.livebinders.com
- Weebly www.weebly.com
- Wix www.wix.com
Portfolio Tools for Specific Industries
Art - Noupe - 40 sites for art, graphic art, and photography
Apparel and Textiles - Searching for Style - 10 Tips for fashion portfolios
Architecture - Archinect - Firms provide what they look for in application materials including portfolios
Education - Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching - Components in a teaching portfolio
Engineering - MIT example - What is an engineering portfolio and why you might consider using one
English - Dear English Major - Creating online portfolios to showcase your writing
Graphic Design - CB Creative Bloq - 40 creative design portfolios
Interior Design - ASID - What employers are looking for
Marketing - Student's Guide to Web Design - Portfolio basics for beginners
Public Relations - PR Daily - 10 things every PR portfolio should have
Regional and Community Planning - Planetizen - Why you need a portfolio and what to include