The following article, originally published by the self-titled "Portfolio Queen," Stephanie Gleeson, gives you an insider's perspective into what recruiters are looking for when they open your portfolio. Gleeson, a Senior Consultant at boutique recruiting firm Bloomfield Tremayne & Partners, offers her top tips on everything from hierarchy tips, software and formatting, and how to present your portfolio in the interview.
When it comes to individuals pursuing architectural or interior design there is the added concern of the portfolio.
Your portfolio can tell a potential employer so much about you as an individual:
- Are you organized?
- Do you understand the progression of your own projects?
- Who are you as a designer?
We want you to ace the portfolio, so here are my top hacks from having gone through the grueling process myself and what I’ve seen as a recruitment consultant. And trust me – I’ve seen a lot.