I actually just put a slightly updated resume out there last Friday. I'm dealing with some new management and I'm thinking maybe it's time I move on, or be let go. Part of me wants to ride it out until I get let go because I'll get a pretty decent severance package (we usually get 2 weeks for each year we've been there, and I'm a month away from hitting year 5) but at the same time I don't want to risk it.
My resume update was pretty simple, didn't tweak too much. I did not tailor it to the jobs I applied for at all. Anyway, a dude at a creative recruitment center based out of Philly got a hold of me yesterday. Said my resume sounds great and he'd like to see a portfolio. The portfolio is the tricky part of being in the art/design world. It's one thing to say you have the skill, it's another thing to show it. My resume probably sounds a lot better than my actual work.
So the dude wants a portfolio and that is something I haven't put together since 2008. It was different in 2008. People still printed their portfolio on paper or made large PDFs. Tonight I was about to start designing a PDF with my work in it, but when I started to get files I realized that these large infographics would just be too hard to deal with in a PDF. I also don't feel like creating this big bloated portfolio site, so I thought, why not just throw this shit up on Imgur? It has pretty decent compression on images, it's all ready to be viewed on some kind of smart phone or tablet, and the shit is all nice and hosted for me. I'm not sure if it's tacky or not, but I'm willing to try something different. What is there to really lose? So I put up a bunch of things herehttp://imgur.com/a/0lTNg
I'll see how it goes, but I'm going to think on it over the weekend before I pass the URL over to the recruiter. He claims he has all sorts of great jobs, hahaha, so we'll see.