In my current job, I’m in a Communication position. (That’s not my background, but I’m pretty good at it.) In the past nearly three years, I’ve created all sorts of stuff, about half of it has been released to the public, the other half used in trainings and as other professional supports. That’s not including the web pages I’ve designed for our company’s website.
So, I have a job interview next week for a Communication job (a different one than I have now) and they want to see some of my work. No biggie, since I’m planning on taking all the public documents I’ve created as examples of my work. (These are items which could easily be requested from the company, or accessed via the company’s website or through our representatives.)
I’m wondering if I should include any of the professional support stuff I’ve done. Technically, if a similiar entity requested samples of how we do this type of training, we’d gladly supply this information (and some of it was created with that type of sharing in mind for future use), and some of it may even be available via the internet on our representative’s websites. So, do I include any of this material that I’ve created? If so, how many samples of my work is enough and how much is too much?
Also, I’ve been thinking of the best way to present this. What exactly does a Communication focused portfolio look like? I’ve seen portfolios that are art based, but what’s the best way to present brochures, calendars, booklets, etc.? I’d rather not drop hundreds of dollars on something (like a leather binder), but I do want to look professional with this.