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Chapter 1. What Is a Skills Portfolio? > Defining “Portfolio”

Defining “Portfolio”

Photographers, artists, crafts people, graphic designers, interior decorators, models and actors have used portfolios to present their accomplishments for many years. These portfolios often include photographs, drawings, slides, fabric samples, metal work or other objects in addition to written summaries of achievement. Business and government organizations expect a more traditional format, insisting on formal applications, or resumes (sometimes both).

A portfolio is not a substitute for a resume. A portfolio is different from a resume in four ways.


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