How to Create a Writing Portfolio

Before interviewing for a job, make sure you are prepared. If you are going into the writing profession you will want to create a portfolio containing numerous writing samples and any other relative work. For a small cost you can create a portfolio to impress any employer.

Steps

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    Update your resume and make any necessary corrections to your writing samples.
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    Make copies of all the documents you will be using, including the copies in your portfolio.
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    Purchase a binder to encase all of your documents.
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    Make sure to include a cover page featuring your name and a simple design – put your personality into it but keep it looking professional.
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    Divide your work into different categories if possible. For example you can categorize it by professional work, academic work, etc.
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    When you have everything organized put your portfolio together! Cover the title page first, then start off with your résumé followed by all of your writing samples.
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    Don’t be afraid to make more than one portfolio. That way you can give it to each employer to keep and remember you by after the interview.

Tips

  • Include a business card with your portfolio – you’ll really impress them and then they have a way to contact you other than telephone or email.
  • Double check for any spelling errors or typing errors.
  • Any items that have a photo should be printed in colour, if possible.
  • Make enough copies so that you can leave the portfolio with your potential employer.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper.
  • Printer.
  • Binder/portfolio (can be purchased cheaply!).
  • Copies of your work to fill your portfolio!

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