College Graduate Online Portfolio Tips

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College Graduate Online Portfolio

College Graduate Online Portfolio Tips

In this handy guide, we’ve shared four online portfolio tips for recent graduates who need more exposure in the job market. Hiring managers are always looking for new talent, but they want to hire a self-starter with some experience under their belt. However, if your resume feels a little sparse, you can still garner interest with a strong portfolio and a pretty website. These college graduate online portfolio examples will help start you on a long and fruitful career path. 

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College Graduate Online Portfolio Tips 1

Create a LinkedIn Profile

First and foremost, every graduate needs a LinkedIn profile to start building their professional network and apply for jobs. Ideally, your profile should be packed with an extensive portfolio, a list of work and volunteer experience, and any other marketable skills that recruiters are looking for. If you speak a foreign language, know the ins and outs of Photoshop, or you can code in HTML, it’s worth listing these skills. With a strong LinkedIn profile, you’re ready to take on the real world.

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Make a Personal Website

For even better results, you can design a custom website to showcase your portfolio, so that anyone who searches your name will see your best work. With all-in-one website builders like Squarespace and Wix, it’s easy to create a site that serves as your digital business card. When curating your portfolio for the site, you should only share your highest quality work, and make sure to present it with a captivating backstory.

College Graduate Online Portfolio Tips 3

Check Out Carbonmade

Depending on your line of work, a custom website might be the way to go, but Carbonmade offers an easy and compelling alternative. The low-priced portfolio service allows you to upload as many projects as you like, and then choose a theme that matches your personal style. If you’re an aspiring creative, this is the fastest way to start a slick website and stand out from the pack.

College Graduate Online Portfolio Tips 4

Attract Attention with a Strong Point-of-View

With so much content clogging the web, you need to be original, skilled, and bold (preferably all three) to get attention these days. One way to stand out is by crafting a captivating narrative. Tell an exciting story about your background, how it informs your work, and how it makes you see the world differently. Now that everyone has access to a virtually infinite palette of creative tools, it’s much more important to say something meaningful, and take a new approach. Having a strong point-of-view can make all the difference in attracting clients and job opportunities.

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