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Posts Tagged ‘resume’

Create A Quick Journalism Portfolio With Contently

If you’re a journalist without an online profile, your excuses for not having one yet probably start with lack of time or web design talent, and include a slew of legitimate roadblocks including not knowing what to include or how to present it, not having extra cash to buy or host your own domain, or not knowing how to promote it once it exists.

Put the excuses behind you because Contently‘s got a new (well no longer invite only, as we initially wrote about awhile ago) and ridiculously simple way to create a portfolio. It removes at least 90 percent of those “reasons” why you don’t already have one. It’s free and it only takes a few minutes to put together an automatically built portfolio. So whether you’re job hunting, or just want to make sure your work is easy to find, you should look into Contently’s new PORTFOLIO+.
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5 Things Your Online Journalism Portfolio Should Include

Recently, we covered five free sites to help journalists build an online portfolio here at 10,000 Words. The list included a good starting place with the following sites: WordPress, Cuttings.me, Pressfolios, Flavors.me and About.me.

So now you know where to build, but what do you include? This “what” is often the difference between creating an online portfolio and wanting to create one, but not having the initiative to figure out what it should be. Taking time to form a rough sketch of what you hope to accomplish and how you want to display it helps immensely in deciding which of those portfolio platforms works best for you and how much work you want to do to build and maintain it over time.

What does belong on your online portfolio? Joe Grimm of Ask The Recruiter posed this question to Marc Samson, co-founder of Pressfolios, recently in an online chat. From their discussion and my own experience, here are five things your online portfolio should include:
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How To Use Storify To Make An Interactive Resume

When you’re applying for a new job, there’s a lot of ways to stand out in the applicant pool. Facebook and LinkedIn are always popular options. You could also try making an infographic resume or whittle down your resume to 140 characters on Twitter. But have you considered posting your resume on Storify?

Scott Kubie, who typically goes by Scott Rocketship, was recently laid off from his job at a mobile and web app technology startup. In his quest to find a new gig, the 27-year-old copywriter decided to use Storify to create a unique resume. In the five days since publishing, the Storify has gotten more than 1,150 views and been making the rounds on Twitter. Storify even shared it on its Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Rocketship has been lauded by many for his innovation and creativity. He’s received a few nibbles from interested employers.

“I hope this online resume and storytelling experiment will help show potential employers how I think and how I work, and make for interesting conversations in 2012 as I begin to more aggressively seek work with awesome companies,” he told 10,000 Words in an email interview.

We spoke with him to get more information on why he decided to create a Storify resume. (The whole Storify is embedded at the bottom of this post.)

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