Are you new year’s resolution-ready? If getting noticed for your creative work and possibly landing your dream job is one of your 2015 goals, then Fourthdraft can help you achieve that goal.
You may have heard that a strong online presence is the new way to get known and get hired. Below are three tips on how you can use your Fourthdraft online portfolio to boost your web presence!
1. Create a complete portfolio.
The world can’t get to know who you are if there’s nothing online to show off your stuff. Much like an incomplete puzzle, the world can’t get a full picture of who you are – as a person, as a brand, as a professional – without all the pieces. So make sure to include all your stellar creative works in your Fourthdraft portfolio and all your relevant work experience in the resume section. It’s easy to upload and organise your content using our system! Check out last year’s post for more details on what we think makes a complete portfolio.
2. Show your passion, but make it clear.
You may have talents in many areas, but try to keep your Fourthdraft portfolio and resume tailored. It’ll be easier for people viewing your portfolio to determine what you love doing most. So instead of posting everything you’ve created since high school (kudos if you managed to keep all your work since then!), trim down what you want to upload. This will save both you and your audience time. You only have to upload the important and best stuff, and the world will see the greatest you!
3. Get on social media.
Traditional modes of communication are getting outdated. Even email is considered old school! Much of the world is on social media websites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Contributing useful and relevant content regularly on these social networks keeps you at the top of people’s minds. Make sure to share your Fourthdraft portfolio on your social networks and you can also link your social networks to your Fourthdraft portfolio through the Resume section! In an upcoming major update, you’ll be able to set up a new Fourthdraft feature that will allow you to update your social networks automatically when you create a new album or add content. (Keep an eye out for a list of new features to be added in 2015!)
With these three key tips, you’re steps away from maximizing your web presence using your Fourthdraft online portfolio. You just gotta go for it! Plus, to help boost our users web presence even more, we feature a different member each month! You may recognize Daniel Fortunato’s work as the face of our homepage for our first month. How do you get featured? Get the attention of our team with your kickass creative work! It definitely helps to have a complete portfolio.
If you have any questions, please comment below! We’d love to hear your success stories too.
It’s a new year. Let’s show the world what you’re made of! Keep your head up and your eyes on the prize. The Fourthdraft team wishes you the best and we hope you’re having a great start to the new year!
Sarah is an intern at Fourthdraft and a student in her final year at the University of Toronto Mississauga. She majors in Communication, Culture, Information and Technology (CCIT), but also studies French and writing. She works at the UTM Career Centre part-time and she was a co-founder of the Portfolio Critique and Networking Night (PCNN) while on the ICCIT Council, her faculty’s student society. Besides portfolios and career-building, she loves food and travel.