It is a visual tool to highlight the skills employers are seeking.
Candidates with portfolios gain a 10% advantage over other candidates because they demonstrate a serious commitment to the job interview process. It allows you to sell yourself in the best way possible.
The portfolio allows you to integrate education with work-based learning and illustrates how one supports the other.
Assembling a portfolio gives you a sense of direction and accomplishment through personal reflection.
It will offer you the opportunity to develop and commit to a specific action plan.
It will assist you with exploring career options.
It will help you to identify and evaluate your competencies and self-knowledge both in and out of your current work.
It is impressive to the prospective employer that thought and work over a period of time, have gone into the decision to apply for a specific job.