Land Your Dream Job by Making a Portfolio Web Site
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Land Your Dream Job by Making a Portfolio Web Site

Join everyone else that has their own web site and show people what YOU do. It's not hard. This course makes it fun.
4.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
520 students enrolled
Last updated 12/2014
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What Will I Learn?
Produce a multimedia portfolio that highlights your talents and capabilities
Produce an introductory video that is exciting and powerful
Create an online presence that allows you to introduce yourself to potential employers
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Requirements
  • This course will guide you through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premiere Pro. Adobe offers trial periods for the software used in this course. It is not necessary, though highly recommended, that students purchase these software titles or subscribe to Adobe's Creative Cloud service
  • This course will also demonstrate how to buy a domain name and hosting space on a web server. If students do not wish to use the service recommended in the course, they should purchase a domain name and hosting space from a reputable vendor
Description

In today's world, you need to have a place on the internet that potential employers can see who you are. Your resume is not enough. You need to show your talents by building a web site that showcases you. This is not difficult, but you need to be shown how, and that's what this course is all about.

People Just Like You Have Taken This Course and Landed Their Dream Jobs

One student wanted to be a journalist in Las Vegas. She used her web site to show what she could do, and she landed the job she was looking for:

  • "I was able to put video on my web site, and that made all the difference. My resume wasn't able to do that. I am SO happy I found this course" -- Flori

Another student used her web site to land modeling gigs. She uploaded photos of herself modeling. She later told me:

  • "I used my site like a blog and would just post some of my gigs. The best images went into my portfolio. I landed a gig that paid me $1,000 to model clothes for one day. They found me on Google and went right to my site" -- McKell

This course works.

Using a rich media experience, this course covers all of the tools necessary to go well beyond the standard resume by implementing a multimedia portfolio that showcases YOU. In just one month, you will have an internet-accessible portfolio that grabs the attention of those looking to pay you money for your skills.

Today's employers are media-savvy. They are looking for people on the internet. If you are not showcasing your talents on the internet, you are losing out on a prime opportunity to get a high-paying job.

  • In this course you will learn how to create a multimedia portfolio.
  • Your portfolio will be available to anyone at anytime, day or night, so you are always able to show off to others.
  • You will also learn how to produce a video that promotes yourself in the job market. A paper-based resume is only words on a page. Your video gives you the opportunity to SHOW who you are. Potential employers can watch you and get to know you as a human being as opposed to a piece of paper.

In the job market, it is all about setting yourself apart from others in a professional way. This course teaches you how to do just that. Your portfolio works on your behalf to give potential employers 24 hour access to you. Let your portfolio do the work for you.

This course outlines a process that human resource experts and researchers agree should be followed: develop a plan, outline your strengths, present yourself in multimedia, and start a blog on your personal web portfolio. By following the steps in this course, you will accomplish all of this and more.

The world is moving further and further into the digital world. Don't be left behind because you didn't keep up.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course allows students to move away from the typical paper-based resume and allows students to use the power of digital multimedia to impress potential bosses. Therefore, it is designed for those who wish to use digital multimedia to showcase their talents
  • The course is best suited to those who are not afraid to be guided into the world of digital multimedia and experience a wide range of software programs
  • This course is not well suited for those who are stuck in the last century and wish to continue with the standard ways of highlighting their skill sets
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 03:19

This lecture provides an opportunity for you to see what the course is all about.

Preview 03:19
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Getting Started
3 Lectures 19:32

At the conclusion of this lecture, you will have establishd a presence on the internet with your own personal domain name and space on a web server.

Domain Name and Web Hosting
06:06

After completing this lecture, you will have a personal e-mail address that you can use to communicate with prospective employers.

Setting Up a Personal E-Mail Address
01:26

This lecture allows you to jump-start the creation of your digital portfolio by installing Wordpress.

Installing Wordpress
12:00
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Preparing Yourself for Your Portfolio
5 Lectures 52:59

This lecture walks you through an analysis of yourself in order to determine your experience, strengths, weaknesses, and ideas.

Self-Evaluation
05:29

After completing this lecture, you will have an organized outline of the most important elements of your experience and personality in preparation for updating your digital portfolio.

The Power Outline
02:24

You will create a personal logo in this lecture that can be used in your portfolio and in all communication between you and potential employers.

Your Logo
18:54

In this lecture, you will choose a theme for your portfolio and begin filling your portfolio with attention-grabbing content.

Updating Your Portfolio Part 1
12:31

This lecture continues what you have been doing in the last lecture. Upon completion, you will have the makings of an excellent portfolio.

Updating Your Portfolio Part 2
13:41
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The Power Video
8 Lectures 01:13:59

Arguably the most important aspect of any video production, this lecture gives you the tools necessary to produce a script that will guide you through the entire process of making your Power Video.

Preview 09:08

In this lecture, you will use your script to plan the shots for your Power Video.

Planning the Shots
03:33

The A-roll shows you, so we must make sure everything is perfect. You will find what you need in this lecture.

Shooting A-Roll
09:02

The B-roll shows what you do. We use the steps in this lecture to produce the best B-roll possible.

Shooting B-Roll
04:50

Graphics provide color and personality in your Power Video. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will have produced beautiful graphics.

Producing Graphics
10:30

Using Adobe Premier, this lecture outlines in a very basic way the steps for editing the Power Video.

Editing the Power Video Part 1
17:22

This lecture continues with the editing process.

Editing the Power Video Part 2
11:59

Now that you have a completed Power Video, this lecture instructs you in the steps to export, upload, and insert your Power Video into your digital portfolio.

Updating Your Portfolio Part 3
07:35
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Next Steps
1 Lecture 02:40

As the concluding lecture in the digital portfolio creation process, this lecture outlines where you go from here.

Keeping Up With Everything
02:40
About the Instructor
Dr. Dave Harris
3.9 Average rating
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548 Students
2 Courses
Assistant Professor of Media

Dr. Dave Harris received his Ph. D in communication from the University of Utah after 20 years in the professional world of video and television production. He currently teaches media courses at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Dave has two loves: teaching and digital media. His courses demonstrate his love for both as he guides his students on pathways of success.