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Five new ways to present your Microsoft Dynamics portfolio

2 July 2015
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Microsoft Dynamics jobs are just like any other development or technical roles. You’re going to need an impressive portfolio to highlight your key skills, your previous work and your suitability for the current role. In this article, we’ll help you to craft the perfect Microsoft Dynamics portfolio in five steps. Of course, this comes under the broader discussion of how to prepare for your job interview (which we’ve touched on here), but there’s no denying the importance of a well-presented, well-explained portfolio.
  1. Customised online portfolios
After speaking with clients extensively in the past, our Dynamics recruitment consultants have learnt that key decision makers and HR Managers – the people most likely to be looking at your portfolio – just want to find the information that they require efficiently and effectively. For a Dynamics portfolio, this means a broad selection of your best work. However, this doesn’t mean that your portfolio has to be void of personality, character and individual flair. Tools like Spiceworks Portfolio will help you to boost your Dynamics career by helping you show off your tech skills.
  1. Learn from the best
There are already a wealth of people out there with amazing portfolios. While replicating existing portfolios isn’t necessarily a great way to create something original, it can give you a great place to start and show you the bar you’re going to have to surpass if you want your skills to really stand out. Online creative/development networks like Behance are a great place to start when you’re trying to analyse other people’s portfolios. You can also take to popular forums like Reddit and do a search for ‘portfolio’ to see how others are approaching their work.
  1. Ask in advance
As a final check ring up your recruitment consultant for your prospective new employer to get a clearer picture of what they’re going to ask from you in the interview. This way, you can tailor your own portfolio to the exact requirements of the company. You could also always ask one of our expert Dynamics recruiters what they would do to improve your portfolio. There are also extra tips for every stage of the interview process available here.
  1. Socially integrated
In a previous post, we spoke at length about the value of social media. If you’ve built your portfolio online, you should be able to find a way to integrate your social channels, bringing your portfolio to life, and demonstrating that you’re an active voice in the Dynamics community. Similarly, if you’ve got a reasonable social following, you could share your portfolio with your online friends and colleagues – they might be able to give you useful advice on how to improve its design or content.
  1. Interactivity
Get ahead of the curve by building a modular CV with an adaptive user interface. Adaptive and simple UI have been key themes across Dynamics recently, so if you can incorporate elements of this into your portfolio, you’ll demonstrate that you are ahead of the curve. You might also consider building your CV so that it adapts for mobile and desktop versions. This would naturally influence the UI, so the two things operate together and help elevate your portfolio. If you’re a Dynamics professional, join us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to discover how others in the Dynamics industry are presenting their portfolios. For the latest Dynamics jobs, visit our site, or… Give us a call on +44(0)1483 233 000.

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