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Marc and Becca have given you good advice! I repeat what they
commented below, because my portfolio really helped to organize
what I had done, how I had done it, and what I felt I was capable
of doing for a prospective employer.
Oddly enought, however, only two interviewers requested to see
my whole portfolio. Another wanted just my 'best sample,'
another instead gave me a writing test (mmm, isn't it fun
being asked to write about something you know nothing about
and have 1/2 hour to investigate), and another didn't even
ask if I had samples.
I AM NOT encouraging you to abandon creating a portfolio. Just
be prepared to show only part of it or even none of it at all. Make
sure that it is organized in such a way that if the interviewer
runs off with it and you are not there to describe the samples
that they (he/she/it :-) ) can easily determine the purpose
and value of each sample.
Gretchen L. Toth
The Iconovex Coporation
gretchen -dot- toth -at- iconovex -dot- com
Marc Santacroce Thu, 17 Aug 1995 01:04:51 -0700
>I find that a portfolio helps me keep control of the interview by letting
>me guide the discussion according to how my portfolio is arranged.
'Becca' 17 Aug 1995 09:05:45 -0800
>and for each a brief 1 pgph description of what the problem was
> that this doc solved, or some unusual situation and how this sample
>resolved the problem or some such