Compiling a Professional Portfolio

PNN Employment Tip - November 2011
A professional portfolio is a tool that all professionals should invest the time in.  It is a compilation of documents that clearly and concisely represents your past experience and education.  You should never consider your portfolio complete, since you will have regular updates to add to it as you gain new competencies, enter a new job setting or upgrade your skills.  Going through this process will also help you identify areas to work on in order to meet your career goals.
You can use this set of documents in various situations.  For example, you can extract relevant information for a resume, refer to it during an interview, use it as the basis for licensing applications or submit pieces of it to evaluators for credentials recognition.
Though each person’s portfolio will be unique to their own situation and their specific profession, there are some guidelines that you can refer to.   Professions North/Nord offers eligible clients a FREE online portfolio development course that you can do at the comfort of your own home and at your own pace.  It will guide you step-by-step through various modules and the end result will be a professional portfolio you can be proud of.

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