Presenting your Portfolio
The optimal time to present a portfolio is during an interview. You can take one of two approaches to introducing a portfolio in an interview. With both methods you need to keep in mind that the amount of attention the interviewer can give to your portfolio will be limited. It is important that you are highly selective about what information is presented.
- Ask the interviewer if he or she would like to examine it upon initially entering the interview room. Showcase examples that demonstrate the scope of your ability as you flip through sections of your portfolio. Explain the purpose of each section as you refer to it.
- Wait until a question comes up about a competency that can be demonstrated by showing an item in your portfolio. When the interviewer begins to ask questions about your background, use your portfolio to support your responses.