Career Portfolio Tips

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A career portfolio is a visual representation of your abilities, skills, capabilities, knowledge, qualities - and it represents your potential. Physically, it's a collection of things - tangible materials - that represent work-related events in your life.[1]

What Can Be Included

Include some or all of the following elements in your career portfolio.[2]

  • GitHub Account
  • Table of Contents
  • Career Summary and Goals
  • Traditional Resume
  • Samples of Work
  • Awards and Honors
  • Transcripts and/or Degrees
  • Letters of Reference

Further Reading

Data Science Careers

As a data scientist, you add value to a business in one of 4 main ways:
- Extracting insights from raw data, and presenting those insights to others.
- Building systems that offer direct value to the customer.
- Building systems that offer direct value to others in the organization.
- Sharing your expertise with others in the organization.

News & Info

Job Search Tips

Putting to rest the old myth that "eighty percent of job openings are never advertised."
You may not really care how employers fill jobs in 2016. You just want a simple, fast, efficient way to submit your qualifications for an open job. But what if you could beat the odds by searching for a job differently? You can.

Career Portfolio Tips

Career Portfolio Platforms

  • Elgg (Open Source): Elgg is an award-winning social networking engine, delivering the building blocks that enable businesses, schools, universities and associations to create their own fully-featured social networks and applications.
Elgg Plugins > Professional Profile: A professional profile that captures career related information. Similar to LinkedIn.


  • creddle: craft your better résumé
Build a résumé for free.

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