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What is a digital portfolio?: Module 11 of 11

A digital portfolio is a comprehensive place to organize your skills and accomplishments in a visually appealing, professional and creative way. It is a concise, visual representation of who you are and what you have to bring to the table. Unlike a traditional portfolio, a digital portfolio exists online, so it can easily be shared. This module will help you learn simple, easy-to-use tools to create your very own digital portfolio.

Why have a digital portfolio?

The benefits of a digital portfolio are both professional and personal. The portfolio is a tailored look into who you are as a person and an employee that gives potential employers an idea of how you'd fit into their organization. A digital portfolio can be one of the most valuable tools in the job application process, as it gives you the ability to demonstrate your personality and style while providing evidence of your qualifications in a way that will set you apart from the crowd.

Professional Benefits

  • Your portfolio acts as a persuasive self-marketing tool.
  • It demonstrates evidence of your qualifications and accomplishments in a captivating way.
  • It strengthens an employer's image of your personal brand and impresses upon them what you have to offer.

Personal Benefits

  • By having all your documentation in one convenient place, you are able to do the following things:
    • keep better track of your information and update it as necessary
    • quickly provide employers with information.
  • You can use your portfolio to prepare for interviews. Reviewing the information included in your portfolio will help you identify supporting examples when answering interview questions.