According to a recent Forbes article, 56 percent of all hiring managers are more impressed by a candidate’s online portfolio than any other personal branding tool. However, only 7 percent of job seekers have created an online portfolio.
It should be as easy as possible for hiring managers to find information about you, and creating a online portfolio increases your visibility and accessibility.
Your Website Helps You Become More Discoverable
Your Website Improves Your Credibility and Helps You Stand Out
Your Website Shows Your Dedication and Career Focus
You can use it to display your hobbies and interests; your professional success and goals; a portfolio of your photography, projects or other work; and many other interesting things such as The Impossible List, a complete life bio, or simply share your outlook on life.
Your job search is all about marketing yourself, getting your name out there, and becoming known. The resume, cover letter, networking, and online portfolio are all tools that allow a job seeker to accomplish this task. In this competitive job market, every tool and potential advantage should be utilized.
The next time someone asks for a copy of your latest resume, all the professional materials and information you may need will be accessible online and from any computer. It can also serve as a backup for these materials in case something happens to the originals.