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3/24/16       
Mel

What is the best portfolio you have ever received? How often are you actually handed a portfolio? What is the general quality of these if they are many?

Have you ever received an unorthodox portfolio?

3/25/16       #2: Portfolio ...
Larry

"Best"?? I think I got a couple of poor quality photos once or twice! Based on those, they shouldn't have.

3/25/16       #3: Portfolio ...
Robert Member

Exactly and precisely; why do you want to know ?

3/26/16       #4: Portfolio ...
Melo

Good to see that you are back in the business, Mel. We have missed your input.

3/26/16       #5: Portfolio ...
Paul Downs

I haven't noticed any correlation between the quality of a portfolio and the skills of the worker. I get several types: nicely photographed shots of very modest work from the kids fresh out of school, poorly photographed shots of decent work from guys who have run their own shops, and a wide variety of shots from guys who worked for others. But there are a lot of workers who have tons of experience but never documented their work. As for unorthodox portfolios, I certainly wouldn't hold it against someone if they showed up with one, but it would have to demonstrate that the applicant has the skills I'm looking for, which are generally more about diligence and energy than originality. That said, I don't think anyone every showed me anything other than photographs. Hmmm, if someone came to an interview with some freshly baked cookies or a quart of bourbon I might well look more kindly on them.

3/26/16       #6: Portfolio ...
Mel

Paul you just made want to come over with cookies and bourbon for the heck of it. Wouldn't even cared if we discussed wood dust collection or the location of the universe ;)

Why am I asking? I'm not jumping ship, I'm finishing what I started.

The portfolio is for someone that I already work for.

So it's pretty rare?

3/26/16       #7: Portfolio ...
Leland Thomasset  Member

Website: http://www.taghkanicww.com

I use to provide my portfolio to all my customers and employers. Now it is all online. I do think Mel presented as an honest question so the answer would go as follows. My foreman that never shared his portfolio and I never asked for it. One day did share it with me, after he had seen my portfolio and then he felt compelled to share the great work that he loved to produce. So share with your future employees your work and they may be inspired to share theirs. Not much of an answer but it will work.

Taghkainc Woodworking

3/27/16       #8: Portfolio ...
Mel

I'm on to something. I'll report in a few.

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