If you’re looking for work in journalism, it helps to be able to showcase your skills. We’ve long advocated creating a multimedia portfolio online, usually on your own personal blog, to let potential employers see what you can do . But now there’s a new tool that makes this easy, and it’s free.
VisualCV provides a simple template you can rearrange to your liking. You can embed online videos and link to story examples. You can share your CV widely or use privacy setting to restrict who can see it. And there’s a built-in “convert to PDF” function, so it’s easy to print out a good-looking copy. Cool.
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