A few months ago, I wrote about a presentation that Phyllis Shabad gave on developing career portfolios at the National Resume Writers' Association conference in 1999 in New Orleans that I think was the best information I've ever heard on the subject.
She called a career portfolio a "secret marketing tool" that will allow you to control 50% of questions in an interview.
I wanted to share some more information -- from my original notes -- about developing the portfolio. What can be in your client's portfolio? Here are some examples:
- The client's resume (of course!) with yellow highlight on key accomplishments related to the job being sought
- Reports and graphs
- Thank yous and testimonials
- Company research (competitive information, articles, stock information)
- Five-Year Plan
- Credentials (certificates, awards, diplomas)
- Press Clippings