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How can I build a portfolio of my work?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 19:44 -- nick

As your career progresses you're bound to build up a list of achievements that you will want to show off when job hunting. Starting out you’ll have less work to show and the portfolio can be pieced together using any designs and creative you’ll have from previous places, such as art and design school.

Also include any projects you have undertaken – paid or unpaid – in between studying which show your talents. At this stage you need to show potential and you will not be expected to have paid, finished projects to show.

Are you experienced?

Thu, 02/02/2012 - 18:57 -- nick

Graduation is just around the corner, and you're panicking because you feel you have little or no work experience that will wow prospective employers, and you don't have enough time to get any before you graduate.

Don't despair. For starters, you may have more experience than you realise – experience gained not through professionally oriented work or internships, but instead through part-time, volunteer experiences, student or community organisations, or even your own hobbies and avocations.



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