24 Feb 2008 - 1:32pm
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Mark Schraad

Part 2

The other thing I will add, I have rarely (E)mailed in my portfolio
along with the resume and cover letter. I think this approach to
recruiting does a disservice to good designers that may not be in a
place to do high profile or high glitz work (and yes, that has been
me at times). To expect a recruiting agent or frankly, even a hiring
manager to thoughtfully review your portfolio (along with 100
others?) and think through the interaction problem and solution is
just silly. They review too many... and rarely have that sort of
time. This is why I thin the portfolio is highly over rated as a
screening mechanism in interaction design.

I think I can afford to pass on those sorts of opportunities.


On Feb 24, 2008, at 12:22 PM, Christine Boese wrote:

> Just to throw things in a slightly different direction, I'm
> wondering if
> folks on this list have an answer to this problem I've run into
> with both
> online and electronic portfolios:
> Do you find a danger, without a walk-thru, that the person you want
> to see
> the portfolio doesn't get to the full depth of what you have to show?

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