Re: portfolio questions

Subject: Re: portfolio questions
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: Lisa Wright <liwright -at- rmi -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 09:11:40 -0600

Because so much of what I have in my portfolio is used by permission of the
former client, I do not EVER release my portfolio examples. The client can view
them in my presence. I always explain the materials are not mine to release,
that I will not violate client confidentiality, and most potential clients
respect this. If they don't....I listen to that clanging alarm bell going off in
my head.

Jo Byrd

Lisa Wright wrote:

> R Greenberg wrote:
> Is it reasonable to just use them anyway, without permission?
> You need to consider a couple of things: is the subject proprietary and/or
> confidential? Could anyone gain a competitive advantage over your current
> company? Perhaps more importantly, would your current company *perceive* that
> their confidentiality has been violated if they found out?
> I believe it's very important for your future employers, particularly if you
> are going into contracting, to believe that you are a trustworthy individual.
> Why would they hire you if you're just going to turn around and show
> confidential information to the next company you interview with? They will
> understand if you can't show them actual manuals....

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