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I list lots of options there! Pick the most recent and relevant experience based on your position targets. Ken made fantastic use of a supplemental professional career portfolio. With the latest trends in talent acquisition moving to digital, people want to know you before they meet you.
The first thing people will do is Google you. Make sure they immediately find the right information. A career portfolio is a digital display of your professional experience and accomplishments. Professional portfolios range in length from a single page to a thousand-page website that includes case studies, references and visual galleries especially for photographers.
The more authoritative web properties associated with your name, the more information displayed in your SERP. Why does your SERP matter? Because I guarantee people will search for you while looking for work. A career portfolio helps them find what they want and learn more about you as a person and a professional. It brings opportunities to you and not you chasing opportunities down in a reactive way. Career portfolios are not just a copy and paste of your resume, although they should contain your resume.
Ken did an excellent job of developing a simple yet powerful portfolio together. He used the Wix platform for building and hosting his site. Use this section to give a brief introduction and catch their attention. Be professional and personable. Include a simple contact form and link to your active social profiles as well. This is an area to let people know the value you bring as a professional. Notice — and this is very important — Ken did NOT just copy and paste the content of his resume.
He includes some personal information below, which I highly recommend. Hiring managers are assessing an organizational culture fit. They want to know more than your skills and experience. They want to know you as a person. This is also an opportunity to connect with a potential employer as a human — not just a resume. First, he has a page with his resume content. Notice, it is not exactly the same as his actual resume which is key. Be slightly more descriptive. He also added a video background to the header of the page.
Why did he separate the two? Because he made it conversational. Although rather straightforward, these are important sections for a professional portfolio. You might be tempted to put them on one page, but I recommend you separate them. Separate sections allow you to go into more detail. All three have free and premium products. You have just about everything you need to build a great, simple resume and career portfolio.
I know it can be overwhelming, so take it one step at a time. Bookmark this and come back to it as you start each part. I know I gave you a lot of information here. Kris Fannin is a passionate change agent in workforce transformation. For more than 25 years, he's had the privilege of partnering with dozens of client organizations and leading hundreds of teams to become powerful influencers. What do you want your legacy to be? Kris Fannin. Kris Fannin Kris Fannin is a passionate change agent in workforce transformation.