I do think that e-portfolios can be a useful supplement to something like a CV because they offer a very flexible medium for displaying what it is you’ve got to offer. And so whereas a CV tends to be kind of static and its on a piece of paper. The e-portfolio allows you to first of all deliver in a little more detail, what your experiences have been like.
And it allows you through the multimedia component to add things that just aren’t possible in a CV. So, pictures. Or sometimes if people have had great experiences overseas, for example, they might have video clips that they can include. So I like the e-portfolio in the sense that you know, it’s not going to substitute for good knowledge about skills, which is why I wanna talk about that. But if you’re talking about leveraging those skills, in a way that’s quite compelling, it can suplement a CV I think in really important ways.
Um, no, I don’t think that I would recommend that, but I do think that for people who are comfortable with technology, and who are prepared to put time into it, then I think it can be an excellent supplement to a conventional CV. But I think one of the things that I always point out to people is that whenever you put more information out there in the world, you have to be really careful about that. Especially when it is out there digitally, and available for everyone to see. You have to be really, really careful about the quality of what you are putting out. So, just as you would probably take a lot of care over your CV, and try to make sure that there were no spelling mistakes and so on. You have to do exactly, you have to direct the same level of care at an e-portfolio, and I would really only recommend that someone who is very committed to ensuring high level of quality, those would be the people I would say ‘yup, definitely put one together.’ But it shouldn’t be something people see as necessary, nor should it be something you should do if you’re not prepared to put the time in.