Reader Drew commented on an old post, yesterday:
I’m just starting to put together a resume for future jobs – I have two independent films under my belt – and for the examples I find, they have a portfolio section. What goes into a PA’s portfolio? Production photos of them?
I think they just crammed everything they could think of into a template. I can’t even begin to imagine what would go into a PA portfolio.
The purpose of a portfolio is to show off work that you’ve created or produced. The thing is, PAs don’t create anything, except maybe paperwork. It’s a pointless, soul-crushing, life-draining job that produces nothing of value.
I’m a little tired, by the way.
Anyway, just skip that section. If you’re not in the art department, it’s just filler, and employers will see that immediately.