Posted by Alison Strickland on Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:31 | Follow me
No matter where you are in your design career, experts say it's essential to always have your portfolio in tip-top shape. Of course, a portfolio is key when you're looking for a new job.
But it's also helpful in making your case for a raise or promotion. It's critical when you're pitching to new clients. And updating your portfolio is a great way to take stock of your best work.
Does your portfolio need refreshing? The Creative Group executive director Diane Domeyer is coming to HOW Design Live to present "Putting Together and Pitching a Digital Portfolio That Lands You Work." Consider this an investment in your career with a potentially significant ROI!
Diane will share what hiring managers look for in a digital portfolio, identify what defines a truly outstanding online book and show you how you can best showcase your talents using resources available now. She'll also offer tips on how to talk about your portfolio so you can land the work you're striving for.
At TCG, "Our recruiters see tens of thousands of portfolios each year," Diane says. "While we find that most designers understand the importance of having a strong portfolio, they often don't have the insight on what makes one stand out above the rest and ultimately catch hiring managers' attention. Or, designers have strong portfolios but aren't prepared to effectively communicate their accomplishments to employers. Knowing how to customize your portfolio to meet different companies' or clients' needs and then presenting it in a compelling way is key to landing work."
HOW Design Live can shape your creative career for years to come. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Diane's real-world advice on prepping your portfolio, and get expert insight on building your personal brand from presenters like riCardo Crespo and Robin Landa. Diane's session takes place on Thursday, May 15, at 3:15 p.m. ET.
Reprinted by permission of HOW.