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Really all a resume should be is a marketing tool to help get your foot
in the door and give you an opportunity to meet the people who will be
doing the hiring. While it should be factual, its primer purpose is to
show you in a good light.
The portfolio is a similar kind of thing. It is a marketing tool to
help support the quest for work--either as an employee or as a
contractor. Ideally it gives the person doing the hiring a better idea
of what kinds of projects you have worked on and what kind of stuff you
Sure, both can be faked. But it kind of blows your credibility if you
over promise and under deliver, doesn't it?
On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 13:15:09 -0400, while chained to a desk in the
scriptorium, arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com wrote:
> $Well, resumes can be faked too... but that is why the interview
> $_should_ ask about the contents, what they mean, how some of the
> $projects/contracts went, etc. Unless I'm still standing out in left
> $field, that is.
> $-----Original Message-----
> $From: Joyce Fetterman <JoyceF -at- gtsoftware -dot- com>
> $To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> $Sent: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 10:22:25 -0400
> $Subject: RE: Portfolios (and another question)
> $Portfolios can be faked. You can't know that the person showing you the
> $portfolio actually did the work. And a good portfolio doesn't insure
> $the person will be a good fit in the position.
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