Landing a job in creatives has a different set of interview questions and behavioral responses compared to that of corporate interviews. However, the main thing most interviewers would like to look at for a longer time is your portfolio. Your portfolio is your life’s work; a showcase of your skills and talents that can persuade your interviewer to consider you for the position. Preparing your portfolio is important. Here are a few things you should remember.
1. The Portfolio Itself
Try investing in a portfolio that is of high-quality and with a zipper. The way you care for your masterpieces is seen through the portfolio that protects them. Make sure that it is also professional-looking and presentable. As much as possible, try to avoid light colors for the portfolio.
2. Your Life’s Work
If you’ve started working on projects that were remarkable during your time in college and unemployment, you should include them all in your portfolio. Once the company sees how much you’ve improved over the years and your resolve in honing your skills and talents, you might just get the job.
3. Formatting and Appearance
Have a standard size for your portfolio. That’s one of the things I’m very particular about. They should look something made of quality. Also, always place your original works in your portfolio. This is why you should only give the best for your portfolio as they are your life’s work.
4. Certifications and Awards
If you’ve been commended for your talents, place your certificates and awards inside the portfolio (if possible). If you can’t attach your certification to your portfolio, you can just indicate it in your resume.