Creativity is another quality people look for in those they want to work and associate with. People generally feel they have a certain level of creativity. But most know that there is a limit to creativity. Most people that go far in business have realized the power of tapping into the creativity of others. This is where you can show your creativity and pique the curiosity of potential employers and business partners.
The Internet has made it much easier to showcase your creativity on a public and accessible platform. People that successfully build their personal brands will launch their own personal websites (more on this later). On those websites, people will create portfolios that showcase previous work. The websites also often have blogs where the owner can write consistent posts on various ideas in their chosen industry. It’s a way to share thoughts and ideas with the industry including those that the person might work with in the future.
For those looking to take their careers to a new level it can be difficult finding work to include in a portfolio. It’s especially difficult if you really haven’t liked your current job. Find what you can from your current and previous jobs. Turn the work into case studies. Tell the story of the project including the challenge you and the team were presented with and describe the path to overcoming the challenge and finding a solution.
Once you’ve done that, look for ways to build your portfolio. You can do this outside of your current job. You might find part-time paying work on a project basis. For some things you might have to work for little or no money. Think of it as an investment of your time in your future. There are such things as portfolio building experiences and it’s a reality you’ll need to accept in the early stages of your new career.
Build your portfolio with an eye on your career vision and keep building as you reach each next step.