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Whether you're a medical writing novice or have been at this career for years, having an online portfolio is a great way to showcase your work. Read on to learn the dos and don'ts of creating this marketing tool.
Don't display work without permission. As harmless as it may seem, it's important to get permission for all writing samples.
Do include previous employer testimonials. Did your previous employer write you a glowing letter of recommendation? Extract that information and include it on your web portfolio.
Don't get too complicated. If you're a web guru, that's great. But otherwise, for your first online portfolio, keep it simple. A page for writing samples, employer testimonials and contact information.
Do include your online portfolio on your cover letter. When applying for medical writing jobs, this will give recruiters quick access to your writing samples, without downloading large files.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|