Samples vs. Portfolio

Subject: Samples vs. Portfolio
From: Karen <ekarenski-techwrl -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:39:24 -0700 (PDT)

I'm back on the techwr-l archives reading about portfolios and a lot of the associated issues (i.e. copyright, leaving them for review, etc.).

I've basically had 2 positions over 12 years where almost all of the information is proprietary. I'm trying to get over that hurdle by writing my own documentation about a software application I wrote for organizing a silent auction.

My head's spinning a bit (I think I've been reading the archives and job postings too long today.)

I've seen a few job posts where they request samples with your resume. I would prefer to show them at an interview; however, we all have to play the game sometimes.

Sometimes people ask for samples or a portfolio for interviews.

I know that presentation is important, especially when creating a portfolio. However, is there anything you would do differently when asked to provide samples vs. a portfolio?


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