Using Visual CV to Create E-Portfolios

VisualCV is perhaps the easiest way to approach e-portfolios.  You only have to sign up for a free online account.  The program guides you through the steps of creating a CV, and in case you need a little extra help, the site provides its own tutorials.

See Brian Stroka’s VisualCV.  He was my student last semester, and he created this for our class. You can see that he has turned an online resume into a portfolio site by adding pictures and writing samples.  He now has this online presence potential employers can peruse.  And if all he needs is a resume after all, he can download that part of his portfolio as a pdf file to print out.  It’s really a perfect system.

VisualCV provides fewer design choices as a portfolio platform than a blogging system like WordPress might.  Still, the result is simple, clean, attractive, and professional.  It’s a wonderful tool for students and professionals alike.

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