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I'm Asking: What Does Your Virtual Portfolio Look Like?

Most of the modern job hunt happens online. It's an easy way to get connected to companies and people and to seek out job openings listed on career search sites. So, in light of the online job search, it follows naturally that we now have online resumes or online professional portfolios. Sites like LinkedIn and any resumes you post to sites like Monster, even your Facebook page, become part of your online portfolio, whether you realize the implications in the professional world or not.

According to Forbes, there are four big trends in the job search world and they're all happening online — podcasts, blogs, social networking sites, and being able to access it all with smart phones. What's more, online participation isn't exactly optional for the savvy job seeker hoping to find employment. In fact, the article goes on to state that marketing your accomplishments and skills online via social networking sites and blogs is essential for the job seeker. In short, "an online presence is a must." So, I'm curious, just how do you participate? Outside of maybe Facebook or MySpace, what does your online portfolio look like?

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a1stbornunicorn a1stbornunicorn 6 years
I'm on LinkedIn but I don't really care for the site. Do you have any suggestions for similar sites, Savvy? I've heard about CeeVee but haven't tried it out yet...
socalbeachgal socalbeachgal 6 years
I'm on LinkedIn and if I googled myself, which I did after reading skigurl's comment, the only items that come up are LinkedIn, a professional organization that I belong to and charitable donations. So far so good.
skigurl skigurl 6 years
strangely enough, i googled myself 2 days ago thankfully my facebook doesn't come up with i google my name (thankyou privacy settings) and no pictures of me come up...actually a picture of my friend comes up when you google my name because we were both in the newspaper together for a school-related thing, but it's a professional picture and she's good looking, so even if people thought it was me it would be okay... so the only things that come up are my participation in a few negotiations and conferences at my previous job, my newspaper op-eds from when i did my thesis, my thesis, and then people who referenced my thesis in their own papers...and a few people's theses who thanked me... so all in all i think it makes me look good rather than bad...but it's not at all organized on LinkedIn or anything like that
Girlwithagoal Girlwithagoal 6 years
I don't even want to think about it.
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