August 10, 2017
Focus on Your Marketable Skills, Not Your Experience premium
When you’re in college, advice is coming at you from all different directions and sometimes it can be hard to cut through the ‘noise’ to focus on what’s important. And while GPA, extracurricular activities, and an ePortfolio each have their own merit, the one area recruiting managers and employers are focused on are skills. In […]
August 3, 2017
Good News—Your Liberals Arts Degree Can Get You Hired! premium
There’s a common misconception that a liberal arts degree is ‘useless’ or that if you have one, you’ll never find a job. However, CEOs like HBO’s Richard Plepler (Government) and YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki (History and Literature) would probably disagree. Even Michael Eisner, who graduated with a Literature and Theater degree, was able to find a […]
July 27, 2017
7 Ways to Display Your Leadership Skills premium
In addition to the hard skills you will display in your ePortfolio and on your resume, employers consider equally important what soft skills you can contribute. The NACE Job Outlook 2017 report showed that one of the attributes nearly 70 percent of employers looks for is leadership. Today, we’re looking at seven ways you can […]
July 20, 2017
Use Your Hobby To Showcase Marketable Skills and Get Hired premium
No doubt you’ve heard stories of people taking their hobbies and turning them into a career. For example, that friend who always tries out new fitness routines had a light bulb moment and became a personal trainer. So, if you can turn your hobby into a career, it stands to reason that you can you […]
July 14, 2017
6 Examples of Liberal Arts ePortfolios premium
For students with a liberal arts degree, it can be difficult to find a job after graduation. This could be a result of a number of factors: Unlike career-specific majors like nursing or engineering, the challenge in identifying what profession or industry to pursue, identifying the work-relevant skills and competencies that they’ve learned might be […]
July 13, 2017
The Best Way to Compete with People Who Lie on Resumes premium
Hiring managers see a lot of resumes so it can be maddening trying to figure out how to set yours apart from the pile. But if you’re thinking about creatively padding (aka, lying) on your resume, think again. Seasoned hiring managers are good at separating fact from fiction, so don’t think your four years spent […]
July 11, 2017
Meet Chris: Senior UI Engineer – Making Portfolium Pixel Perfect premium
Welcome back to our latest blog series dedicated to getting to know the people at Portfolium (or Planet Portfolium)! Our third interview will be with our Senior UI Engineer, Chris Guerrero. Strap on your space boots while you find out how Chris made the move from a polysci major to UI ninja / resident barista at […]
July 9, 2017
Top Talent from Georgia State University premium
85+ years of research tells us that work samples are the #1 indicator of potential and future job performance – making them incredibly valuable assets for employers looking to hire students coming out of college. Work samples have the power to bring stories to life, forge meaningful connections between people, and to shine a spotlight […]
July 7, 2017
5 Examples of Business ePortfolios premium
What makes business a unique field of study? Business is considered to be the fallback degree for those who couldn’t decide what to major in when starting college. It could be argued that many of us will eventually learn the fundamentals of business so why devote four years to it? On the contrary, shouldn’t students […]