Once you know what the aim is, write that down somewhere.As you build your portfolio, every time you write a sentence or add a piece of work, ask yourself "does this addition help my objective? The days of the hard portfolio are DEFINITELY over.They all allow you to set up a little landing page where you can drop your clips.
For 99% of portfolio users, digital is the right way to go, as the late Steve Buttry explained in this excellent blog.
Steve passed away in February 2017, but his superb blog remains online as a resource for journalism students and professionals and is well worth a read.
Of course, Linked In, Google , Facebook and other platforms provide journalists with an online presence, and it is always worth paying attention to your bio information available on social networks as other people will search for you.
Overwhelmingly, journalists using tend to opt for a simple layout which draws attention to work with little in the way of fancy distractions on the site.
Another roundup by uk's Sarah Marshall, took a look at various portfolio tools available including Clippings.me, Contently, Journalisted, Muck Rack and
Sarah also pointed out that it's critical to pay attention to your social media channels too: Whether applying for a job, pitching as a freelancer or showcasing your work, an online portfolio with a biography and links to your work can be hugely valuable.
Plenty of other people have taken a look at what's available too though.
In this piece, Poynter's Kristen Hare and Ren Laforme round up the best portfolio tools for journalists in 2017: It seems to me that the big ones for journalists are Muck Rack, Clippings.me, Contently, Pressfolios and Journo Portfolio.
We’re way past the days of deciding which half-dozen hard-copy clips to stuff into an envelope with your résumé.
Unless an employer specifically asks for a hard-copy application, you should apply by email with a hyperlinked résumé.
However, your choice of tool will likely be determined by the formats that you chose to include in your portfolio.