Sunday, November 21, 2010
Since it's a custom search it filters out a lot of stuff by favouring those sites that have higher concentrations of tutorials, examples, samples, lectures, and so on.
I've just added two more sites that help with 3-D modelling and graphics, amongst other things. Give it a spin.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
OK, I'm no genius and, chances are, you aren't either. But that's no excuse for the schlock that's offered in secondary schools, or most undergraduate courses, for that matter. For one thing the topics covered give much the wrong impression about what's possible and I suspect that a lot of people who think they have 'no mathematics ability,' for instance, are simply unaware of the vast array of mental aptitudes that are covered by mathematics.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
I've used the kaywa1 service to make a a QR matrix that encodes my LinkedIn profile page. If I were a job seeker and this were my networking card I could have encoded a link to my portfolio. If I were representing a company I could encode the company's web address.
As pointed out in the CBC article even iPhones today can read these things.1Thanks to wiretotheear for the pointer to this service.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
- If nothing else you can always review them prior to a job interview for reminders.
- You can suggest that employers look at them—ain't this obvious when you're marketing yourself!
- You can expand on ideas that you mention in your résumé and networking card.
- At the risk of repeating myself you can use graphics. A picture of something you have created, or of the people you have teamed with or of the benefits you have provided will say a lot.
- On the down side a portfolio can go some way toward masking other, possibly unfortunate aspects of your 'net presence.
- Employers can review your portfolio in their own time.
- Creation of a portfolio demonstrates your skills with software and office tools. Don't be too worried about this one. Employers are not looking for stellar skills necessarily. Usually they simply want to know that you have the basic skills. (Obviously if you have more skill flaunt it!)
- Use Microsoft Powerpoint to build a slide show and upload it to Slideshare, or to MyBrainShark. If you don't have Microsoft Office you might be able to use Open Office for this purpose; I haven't tried it yet.
- Use visualcv.com, a commercial product.
- Use the camera on your computer with various software products to produce a video and upload it to youtube or one of the other places that hosts videos.
- Make a portfolio on Google Presentations.
- Make a blog on wordpress.com, blogger.com or one of the other places for free or paid blogging platforms.
- Build a free website on officelive or Google.
- Do some graphics on coroflot.
- scribblefolio is a commercial place for posting writing portfolios.