Forget lugging a binder full of papers and pictures to every interview. Companies want your work to be just a click away. Online portfolios are not just for people who want to work on the web. Bosses everywhere are expecting applicants to provide a way to show them who they are, and what they can do, before even entering the door. It is a faster way to make a first impression. So why not make it a good one?
If making a good impression is the key for keeping your foot in the door, these three websites can help you do just that.
Carbonmade lets you publish your portfolio within a category dedicated to your area of expertise, allowing employers to find you easier. It is here that you can view other portfolios that will inspire you to create more pieces. This site not only allows employers to sift by expertise, but by skill as well. Featured programs included in this category include: Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash and many more.
One reviewer from StumbleUpon.com couldn’t be happier with his account saying that Carbonmade is “The cleanest and easiest way to put your portfolio online.”
Manage your portfolio on Knowledge Genie and you are guaranteed to come across some interesting options. Not only does it allow you to track the number of users who visit your account, but you have the option to set specific tasks for your visitors to complete.
In addition to putting up a portfolio, you can also sell your work. If someone is so impressed with your work that they wish to buy it, all they have to do is click on your Genie’s PayPal or Google Checkout application that can be integrated with each paid profile. Even better, you can sell your Genie online at Amazon.com or other web sites affiliated with Knowledge Genie.
When it comes to style, this online portfolio site makes it work. Jobrary turns your original piece into a masterpiece with one of the best personal showcases that online sites have to offer. Any user viewing your pieces is given access to easy navigation. After pulling up a specific piece, its thumbnail becomes animated at the top of the screen so that viewers know where they are in your portfolio. With just a click of a button, they can easily sift through pieces one by one, allowing you a clutter-free presentation.
All of the above websites allow users to sign-up for free or select among other advanced profile editions.