Creating a Job Search Portfolio

A job search portfolio gives potential employers a better idea of who you are including your education, talents, experience, skills, abilities and accomplishments. You can use the portfolio in job interviews to showcase these attributes which could help you land a job or get a second interview.

Portfolios should be kept in a professional-looking folder.

Be sure to take your portfolio to interviews and use it as a tool to get job offers. 

Once you accept a job offer, it’s important to keep the portfolio up-to-date.


Contents of a job search portfolio:

  • Resume.
  • Transcripts.
  • Degrees, licenses, and certifications.
  • Awards and honors.
  • Letters of recommendation.
  • Presentations.
  • Workshops, seminars, and conference certificates.
  • List of references.
  • Evidence of community involvement.
  • Memberships to professional organizations, committees, or guilds.

Contact the Career Services Center

Building 4, Room 415