What does a portfolio look like in 2014?

over 5 years ago from Sean Lester, Product Designer @ Match.com

  • Miguel Solorio, over 5 years ago

    I would be prepared for anything and everything.

    Going into an interview, you should already be familiar with the company you're interviewing with, so it's good to cater your work towards what the company is looking for. Additionally, I would be prepared to bring any additional work you find relevant (side projects, prototypes, process book, etc.). As being part of both sides of the interview process, there's nothing more assuring about a candidate than when you throw a curve ball at them and they're prepared to hit it out of the park.

    Also, covering the little details of your interview will go a long ways: i.e. - researching your interviewees, bringing a lot of questions, printing plenty of resumes/business cards, if you're showing work on a laptop make sure you have proper cables/battery/offline versions of your work, etc.

    Remember, your portfolio gets your foot in the door. Your mouth lands you the job.

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