In present day, it appears everything has gone digital, and that includes portfolios. We are doing away with bringing in physical copies of our work to potential employers and, instead, showing them our work digitally or what we have done on the Internet. When making a digital portfolio, it is important for it to stand out and look very professional.
Over the course of this semester, I have been developing my own digital portfolio. While doing this, I learned some things along the way to help enhance it to be my own. Here are some tips I learned that could help you create your own portfolio.
The best and most efficient way to enhance your portfolio is to make a website. Doing this will allow you and others to access everything with ease. There could be a tab dedicated to your resume, another to all of the work you’ve accomplished, another for a blog post, etc. I have been using Wix to make mine, but feel free to use other sites like Squarespace, Vistaprint, or WordPress.
Creating your own logo will not only showcase your uniqueness but also your skills. If you are keen on Canva or Adobe Illustrator, use those skills to make a logo to put on your resume and portfolio.
Selecting some of your strongest writing samples is very important in enhancing your portfolio. You can show employers how well you can write press releases, blog posts, social media copy, and more. If you aren’t sure what is your best work, feel free to ask a friend, mentor, or professor which pieces they recommend.
The whole point of having a portfolio is to show off your greatest skills. Be sure to highlight these in your portfolio, whether it be in a biography or even on your resume. Use this to show potential employers why you’re qualified.
Christina Billie is a junior at Temple University. She is majoring in public relations and has a minor in digital media engagement. She serves as the secretary of the Temple PRSSA Chapter, as well as a junior account executive for PRowl Public Relations, Temple’s student-run PR firm. She is also a marketing and media intern for Campowerment, an organization who holds retreats and events for women. In her free time, Christina enjoys swimming, writing, and babysitting.