17 Portfolio Types

There are two main types of portfolios; both types offer different advantages and both are beneficial in setting you apart from the rest of the crowd. The two major portfolio types include:

  • Print Portfolio: In a print or hardcopy portfolio, materials are presented in physical form, typically in a binder or folder and individual pieces can be referenced directly in an interview setting.
  • Digital Portfolio: In a digital portfolio, electronic copies of your documents are housed on an online platform, this can be a website, blog or USB flash drive. Including a link on your other job search documents will allow employers to research you further.
Unless otherwise indicated, this chapter is an adaptation of Be the Boss of Your Career: A Complete Guide for Students & Grads by Lindsay Bortot and Employment Support Centre, Algonquin College, and is used under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International license.

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