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Samples in portfolio

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by J1mmyc, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. J1mmyc

    J1mmyc Bit Poster

    hi ive got an interview tomorrow for my first I.T role building computers but need some samples in my portfolio of my recent work now ive been building computers for myself and friends for the past 9 years so how do i convert that to my portfolio
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  2. gosh1976

    gosh1976 Kilobyte Poster

    I've never heard of needing such a thing for a role like that and it doesn't really make sense. A portfolio in various forms makes sense for an artist, writer/journalist, musician, programmer, web developer but not for a tech that is going to be building or repairing computers.
    Certifications: A+, Net+, MCDST, CCENT, MCTS: Win 7 Configuring, CCNA
  3. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    As mentioned portfolios are common in creative fields and fields with a lot of freelance work.

    Just like IT support, it unusual for programmers/developers to have portfolios, 99% of their work is normally owned by their employer, they generally sign an NDA when taking a role.
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Probably his use of the word *portfolio* isn't a good choice of words, in this case. He is clearly asking you to outline what you have done over the past 9 years, so that he can read through it and determine your level of skills.
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)

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