The Complete Work Portfolio Building Course | TforDesign

The Complete Work Portfolio Building Course

Your complete step-by-step guide to building a concise work portfolio to stand out from the crowd.

Stand Out From the Crowd Today!

Course Summary

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 demonstrate your abilities going beyond your resume as it will enable you to SHOW them rather than just talk about them. This is why a work portfolio is important.


There is no prior knowledge or background required to enroll in this course. You just need to be willing to challenge and be critical of yourself.

What is in the Course?

37 learning elements including:

  • 34 videos 
  •  Portfolio building worksheet 
  • Portfolio template

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the purpose of a work portfolio and the difference between that and a resume. 
  2. Craft a purpose statement to guide the portfolio-building process. 
  3. Identify your own soft and hard skills. 
  4. Identify commonly required skills in the desired area. 
  5. Identify and break down projects for presentation in a portfolio 
  6. Craft well-written pieces that will go in a portfolio.
you will get an certificate after completed the course

Certificate of Completion
To recognize what you learned

offer live office hours 3 times a week

Live Office Hours
3 times a week to clarify your doubts

Assuming you are starting from scratch

Beginner Level
Assuming you are starting from scratch

the whole course will deliver in English

Taught in English
Standard English is used to deliver the material

 take one month to complete the course

One Month to Complete
5 hours/week or 20 hours learning time

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 more 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 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.Have you never built a 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 makes them an easy talking point in an interview, and helps you identify your current key competencies as well as the gaps.

I don't have many projects to present, what should I do?

You don't need to have tons of work experience before building your own work portfolio. Instead of waiting for the job opportunities, create it by yourself. Think of some fun projects 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!

Course Journey

Build a Precise Work Portfolio to Show Your Real Potential!

Get Unlimited access to all TforDesign programs with personalized support. 

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What Does This Course Cover?

  1. The case for skills vs. degrees 
  2.  What is a work portfolio and its purpose? 
  3. The different formats for work portfolios 
  4. The difference between a resume and a portfolio  
  5. How to identify your portfolio's core message and focus area  
  6. How to identify the required skills in the job market for your focus  
  7. How to select relevant projects for your portfolio How to formulate your projects for clarity

Samples From the Course

Below are sample videos from inside the course. All other materials are made with the same style and quality.

Portfolio vs. Resume
Identifying Your Skills
Common Parts of a Portfolio

Certificate indicate learner successfully completing the work portfolio building course

Certificate of Completion

Once you complete all the course materials, you will get a downloadable certificate of completion.

Build a Precise Work Portfolio to Show Your Real Potential!

Get Unlimited access to all TforDesign programs with personalized support. 

Course Instructor

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. He has also been an avid user of SOLIDWORKS for over 10 years and has published multiple online SOLIDWORKS training courses with over 40,000 enrolled students from over 120 countries. In addition, he authored the book 'Learn SOLIDWORKS 2020' published by Packt Publishing.

    Tayseer is interested in the use of design principles and technology to add value to different organizations. He is also passionate about sustainability and how design can help to build more sustainable organizations.