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Add creativity & improve your resume by adding your project portfolio

By March 6, 2024 Project Management

Nowadays, having a boring generic resume will lower your chances of getting a job. Increase your likelihood of getting hired by adding your project portfolio to your resume. This simple step will not just showcase your unique creativity, but also allow you to track the performance of your resumes and make adjustments.

What Is A Project Portfolio?

Everyone with a job completes projects. Your projects may be big and formal or small and repetitive. Either way, sharing the projects you have worked on during previous jobs, showcases depth about your capabilities. Share important details like who did what when. Also share links to relevant media like videos and social profiles.

Whether your resume is way to long already or short and concise, adding your portfolio is easy. That’s because adding it should require very little space on your resume. Add it as a link or QR code, so that employers who want to know more, have an avenue to learn more about you.

How Will A Project Portfolio Help My Resume?

Adding a project portfolio to your resume can significantly enhance its effectiveness by providing tangible evidence of your skills, experiences, and accomplishments. Here’s how a project portfolio can improve your resume:

  1. Demonstrates Practical Skills: A project portfolio showcases your practical skills and abilities through real-world examples. It allows potential employers to see what you can do rather than just reading about it.
  2. Highlights Accomplishments: Including successful projects in your portfolio allows you to highlight your accomplishments. You can demonstrate how you’ve contributed to the success of various initiatives, which adds credibility to your resume.
  3. Shows Versatility: A diverse range of projects in your portfolio can demonstrate your versatility and ability to handle different tasks and challenges. It shows that you’re not limited to one specific skill or area of expertise.
  4. Illustrates Problem-Solving Abilities: By detailing the problems you’ve encountered during projects and how you’ve solved them, you can showcase your problem-solving abilities. This is particularly valuable for roles that require analytical thinking and creative problem-solving skills.
  5. Provides Concrete Evidence: Your resume may list skills and qualifications, but a project portfolio provides concrete evidence of your capabilities. It allows potential employers to assess your suitability for a role more effectively.
  6. Differentiates You: In a competitive job market, a project portfolio can help you stand out from other candidates. It adds depth to your resume and provides a more comprehensive view of your skills and experiences.
  7. Facilitates Conversation: During interviews, your project portfolio can serve as a point of reference for discussing your experiences and accomplishments in more detail. It can lead to more meaningful conversations and help you establish rapport with interviewers.
  8. Reflects Initiative: Building a project portfolio demonstrates initiative and proactiveness. It shows that you’re willing to go beyond the basic requirements and take ownership of your career development.

When creating your project portfolio, ensure that you include a variety of projects that are relevant to the positions you’re applying for. Provide clear descriptions of each project, including your role, responsibilities, challenges faced, and outcomes achieved. Additionally, consider including any relevant metrics or quantitative results to quantify your impact wherever possible.

Manage your Project Portfolio?

FolioProjects is a great resource for managing and sharing projects that you have worked on. It provides an intuitive interface for collecting project details like tasks, assets (employees, contractors, tools, equipment, etc), risks, and much more. It provides you with the capability to describe in detail, who did what when. Add links to related resources like videos and social websites. Each project has a unique url and QR code which make them easy to share and monitor individually.

Optionally group projects together into custom portfolios and monitor their collective performance. Portfolios are great for resumes because they have a unique link and QR code which make them easy to share. They provide a custom group of your projects which you picked for the job application. This gives employers the ability to search through the projects and view details about the ones they are most interested in.

Sharing Your Project Portfolios

We recommend that you create a custom portfolio for each job application. This will provide you with a unique link and QR Code. You can then monitor the performance of this portfolio independent of others. Remember that each portfolio has it’s own dashboard, so you can share important details about the projects, as well as view visitors statistics.

Each project will also have it’s own dashboard, sharing details about the project performance to employers and details about their visits to you. With this information, you can see which of your projects and portfolios perform the best. Now you have valuable information you can use to customize your future resumes to perform better.


In today’s hyper competitive world, you need to stand out during job applications. One way you can accomplish this is by giving hiring managers an opportunity to learn more about you without reading a wall of text. FolioProjects provides an opportunity for you to provide a custom searchable library of your capabilities, including details like media and related content.

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