A well-written resume is not the only way to express your potential to your prospective employers. Nowadays, online portfolios are becoming very popular in showcasing one’s resume to potential employers. But, while people say that online portfolios only work for those in the creative industry, online portfolios can work for anyone.

Still not convinced? Here are five great reasons why you need an online portfolio:

Great way to promote your work

Online portfolios are a great way to promote your work and brand. No matter the industry you are in, you can upload content related to your work history. It could be a photo of you being awarded, an excerpt of your novel, or a picture of your art. Online portfolio sites can be adjusted to fit your content, and when you are done, you can share it immediately with the world.

Increases your employment chances

Using an online portfolio also improves your chances of getting the job you are applying for. Employers want to get workers who have fantastic track records and can deliver results.

With your portfolio, they will have a clear idea of your capabilities, personality, and work ethics. You can also showcase your job versatility with the content you share in your portfolio.

Provides flexibility

When you use a traditional resume, you are very limited to what you can show to the employer. A long resume can easily turn them off while checking your profile.

With the online portfolio’s design, you can efficiently and effectively showcase your personality. You can also update it when you have something new to keep up with the job market dynamics.

Improves networking

Online portfolios can also help you reach out to more employers than a traditional resume. Once your portfolio is online, there is a high chance that employers can access your profile through search engines. If impressed, they will immediately contact you!

Online portfolios can also help you network by sharing links to your portfolio and letting others share them.

Allows you to self-reflect easier

Finally, you will be able to reflect upon your career while you make your online portfolio. You will see how much you have improved and determine if you have found your place in the job you chose. You will also have the means to share what you want others to see and flaunt what you can do. It will get you somewhere once the right people see your portfolio.

Conclusion

As a job seeker, you will need to find new ways to get employers to check your profile for consideration. An online portfolio takes you a step ahead because your resume will stand out, making people curious about your profile. Don’t be afraid to make a portfolio because you never know its magic once published.

Looking to increase your chances of landing a golden job? Check out these tips:
What Employers Do Not Want to See on Your Resume
5 Key Things You Need To Have In Your Resume
Should You Place Your Photo On Your Resume?

Can’t get enough of MiddleMe? You can find me sharing my thoughts here as well: 
Instagram @kallymiddleme
Twitter  (MiddleMe_net)
FaceBook (MiddleMe.net)
LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/kallytay

17 replies on “Why You Need An Online Portfolio

  1. I totally agree with this. Early this year, I created a Google Slides presentation to show my branding skills and it was much easier than doing an interview. Whenever I am offered contracts, I never get asked to do an interview, I am asked to start a project right away. So I recommend that everyone go ahead and create one.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Hey! It depends on who’s who on LinkedIn. Like all social media, you can write fairy tales on it but it boils down if you are genuine and real as a person.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. TERRIFIC as usual Kally, thanks!

    I LOVE this idea! Why?

    Because every interview is a selling of self experience.
    An “On Line Portfolio allows YOU to “package yourself.”

    By this I DO NOT suggest that you be disingenuous; NO! I mean that it is an opportunity [1] to Stress what YOU desire to stress [2] expose the depth and broadness of your experience [3] With the focus on your strengths (which are not always apparent in a F to F interview. [4] This seems to be an ideal way for YOU to “take charge” of the interview; and THAT is a VERY good thing.

    God Blessm
    Patrick

    Liked by 2 people

  3. El mar., 27 de abr. de 2021 11:03 p. m., MiddleMe escribió:

    > Kally posted: ” A well-written resume is not the only way to express your > potential to your prospective employers. Nowadays, online portfolios are > becoming very popular in showcasing one’s resume to potential employers. > But, while people say that online portfolios only ” >

    Liked by 2 people

Share Your Thoughts Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s