How do I prepare a portfolio for potential employers?

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BY charlie 1837 | STUMPED | Career, employment, graphic design, job hunting

I'm kind of new at graphic design / art direction. The only thing in my portfolio are school projects and other random things done for friends and family. What can I do to create a portfolio book that gives me a better chance of getting a job?

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BY Vlad_Rem
Research what type of job you want. When it comes to putting your book together, you're going to have to consider what your employer wants to see.

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BY Ramos Alvarez
Make it concise! Put your best and most relevant work up front, and make it easy for someone to understand it. Explain your work as a solution to a problem, and briefly illustrate your thinking process.