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> When you present a portfolio, should it be something you give to the
> to keep, or is it understood that you are just showing what work you have done?
It's never to keep--I've never heard of _giving_ a portfolio away. There's a
difference between "samples cannot be returned" and showing someone your
Sometime's they'll keep the portfolio for a week or something while they
compare it to others and decide on who to hire, but never ever would anyone keep
Portfolios are supposed to contain original works--some or all of which might
be impossible to replace.
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