Online Portfolio(from:job interview question...)

Subject: Online Portfolio(from:job interview question...)
From: "G. Runnings" <gwynethr -at- bigfoot -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:51:19 -0800

I have been reading through the thread that began as job interview question: ethical questions, which has generated some discussion about how interviewers use portfolios.

This is a good question, and seems to involve a couple of things. Do you provide copies of work to leave with the potential employer, do you bring work that has been re-edited and possibly reformatted for portfolio use, does the interviewer read or scan, etc.

My question is, does anyone put their portfolio online? Do you think this is a good/bad idea? Coming from a web background and looking for work in the web industry, it seemed to me like a natural thing to do. However, perhaps there are issues that in my inexperience I have not considered (although I have long been a technical communicator, this is my first "tech writing" job search).



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