Why create a resumé?

It is likely that you are all in slightly different places when it comes to your job: Some of you may be trying to transition from a long-term subbing job to a full-time, permanent position. Some of you may be currently employed but have plans for switching schools or states. Others of you may have been in your current job for years and have no intention of leaving.

Regardless of your situation, there is something to be gained from adding a resumé to your portfolio. If you’re looking for a job, your portfolio can be a powerful tool for showing potential employers your professional accomplishments (and your tech skills!). Even if you aren’t looking for a new position, though, dedicating part of your portfolio to your professional skills is still a valuable addition. It can remind students, parents, colleagues, and others of your qualifications and experience; it can also help you fit into a larger professional community that will support your continued growth in your job.