Your complete step-by-step guide to building a concise work portfolio to stand from the crowd
Stand out in the competitive jobs market
In a crowded age, it is essential to prove your worth to your potential employers or clients. While a resume is an excellent document to have, it only provides a simple list of what you are capable of. A work portfolio allows you to demonstrates your ability in your resume as it will enable you to SHOW them, rather than talking about them. This is why a work portfolio is important.
Craft a clear, well-targeted work portfolio to highlight your skills and passions for potential employers or clients in the job market you are looking for.
Questions Frequently Asked
What is the difference between portfolio and resume?
A portfolio is the strongest proof of your skills and abilities as it allows more space to let your audience know much more about you over the shallow listings of your qualifications.
A resume is a short document that shows highlights of your background, including experiences and education, without much elaboration. From the employer's point of view, the portfolio always sounds convincing than the resume.
WHO should have a portfolio?
Work portfolios were a common practice for disciplines around design and innovation. However, it is also helpful for anyone how to provide value to any entity. Those include engineers, marketers, business owners, contractors, consultants, freelancers, and others who need a portfolio to showcase their working process instead of the end result.
If you never build your work portfolio before or you want to improve your current portfolio but you don't know where to start? Check this blog out!
WHY have a work portfolio?
It is the strongest proof of the skills you have as it demonstrates their usage, they can tell the employer the key insights about you, including your working style, and how you face challenges. Using an organized layout to showcase your past projects, making them an easy talking point in an interview setting, and help you identify your current key competencies as well as the missing ones.
I Don't have many projects to present, what should I do?
You don't need to have tones of work experiences before building your own work portfolio. Instead of waiting for the job opportunities, create it by yourself. Think of some fun project you can do on the side, volunteer with community organizations, or work for someone for free. Start networking today and look for different opportunities that can apply your knowledge and skills to increase the chances of employment!
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A guiding worksheet and a designed attractive portfolio template
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Following the Learning-by-doing approach
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Concentrated short videos short in one or few concepts to make them easier for reference. Designed each lecture to be a stand-alone lecture.
Understand the purpose of a work portfolio and the difference between that and a resume.
Craft a purpose statement to guide the portfolio building process.
Identify your own soft and hard skills.
Identify commonly required skills in the desired area.
Identify and break down projects for presentation in a portfolio.
Craft well-written pieces that will go in a portfolio.
Who should enroll in the courses?
People who are serious about planning their careers by building a well-targeted set of skills.
People who are looking to build strong proves of their capabilities within the competitive jobs market
People who already have a portfolio and successfully demonstrated your ability, but know it can be better.
People who are trying to switch to another career and looking to build foundational their qualifications proofs.
Once you complete all the course materials, you will get downloadable certificate of Achievement.
Tayseer Almattar is the founder of TforDesign and co-founder of ideabee Design Consultancy. He holds a bachelor's (B.S.) degree in mechanical engineering and a Master of Design (MDes) degree in international design and business management. He has many years of experience in corporate training, instructional design, and quality assurance training. He has also been an avid user of SOLIDWORKS for over 10 years and has published multiple online SOLIDWORKS training courses with about 20,000 enrolled students from over 100 countries. In addition, he authored the book 'Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020' published by Packt Publishing house.
Tayseer is interested in the use of design principles to add value to different organizations. He is also passionate about Sustainability and how can design help to build more sustainable organizations.