Looking back at my last 6 months here and the jobs I've done, I realized there are some parts of the jobs I truly enjoy while others (which I initially thought I would love) have mostly become secondary duties, which I'm perfectly fine with.
In light of this, I wanted to update my profile somewhat. My question...when you have jobs that don't easily fit into a portfolio snapshot but you want to relay those skills to potential clients, how do you go about it?
Do you add individual jobs to your resume section? This was my first thought, but since the name of the company is not always clear in the job history listing, is it a bit presumptive to let everyone know who you're working for on your profile?
Or perhaps just expand on the specific skills in your short bio and expect them to make the connection based on your job history?
I might try a few different things just to see what works out best, but I thought I'd get some feedback from the experts first. 😉
@Lindsey G wrote:
What do you mean they don't fit easily in your portfolio snapshots?
I have writing samples and links that are included in my portfolio, but I would like to inform potential clients that I've worked with task managers x, y, and z and social media something or others for another client, etc. That's not really something I can add to a portfolio as an 'example' of my work, but I'm wondering if it would be better to add all those details into my bio at the top of the page or break them down in the resume section to provide additional detail.
I'm just not sure how many people actually scroll all the way down, but I also don't want to overwhelm my top bio section with a bunch of information no one will take the time to read. It might just be a preference thing, but I was curious about other opinions.
Lisa, seems that U has finally corrected a huge problem and is now set up for 10 attachments to be added to proposals. That should give you the ability to attach any documents specific to the RFP you want to include.
If your work is on the web you can simply insert a link within the proposal itself and a few words indicating what you did.
If you are submitting docs be sure to do so in locked PDF form to help prevent theft.
Caveat to all reading this thread: make sure you have client permission to use the work in your portfolio .....