How to build a portfolio:
- When starting out, do some work for free to get experience.
- Record important information, such as the dates of the job, parties involved, and your hours worked.
- List the project’s goals, show before and afters, and list your accomplishments during the project.
- Get recommendations from those you worked with.
Keep all this on file, and branch into two versions: one that has every detail of every project and another with just the summary and your accomplishments.
When applying for a position, you will need to tailor your portfolio to the job description. It’s worth it.