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Tell Me About Yourself by Katharine Hansen

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CHAPTER 6

PORTFOLIOS THAT TELL A STORY

A career portfolio, also known as an employment portfolio or a skills port folio, can be a versatile workhorse in job search storytelling. As you’ll see in this chapter, a portfolio can help you tell your story in a number of ways:

The simple act of creating a portfolio enables you to get to know your own stories better and develop new stories.

An online portfolio can entice employers to contact you, in part, by presenting your success stories in an appealing manner.

A print portfolio serves as a tangible and visual guide to describing your accomplishments in narrative form in job interviews.

Either type of portfolio serves as a repository for all of your critical job search materials.

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