Re: Portfolio Packaging

Subject: Re: Portfolio Packaging
From: John Posada <jposada01 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: Julia Countryman <julia -dot- countryman -at- gmail -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 8 Nov 2006 10:22:39 -0800 (PST)

> I'm curious how you all package your portfolios, both online and
> print. I'm redoing mine and am not sure how far to go to make it
> look better marketing-wise. I've seen portfolios that ranged from
> a manila folder all the way up to having them printed on brochure
> paper. How do recruiters and HR folks prefer to see these? I
> think the brochure idea can at times take it a little too far.

My belief is that you should make the packaging as impressive as
possible. This stuff represents your best work and you are proud of
it or you wouldn't be showing it. How you package it reflects that.

I don't agree with brochure paper, whatever you mean by that. The
paper should be the paper that was used by the real'e
showing real things, right?

My portfolio is a leather binder with zipper and the contents are in
plastic sleeves or pockets divided by tabs for general categories of
material. Electronic deliverables are on labeled CDs, each in their
own pocket holder.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer

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