A leather portfolio provides a fine but professional way to carry your resume and other important papers to an interview.
So why choose a leather portfolio? Although it may seem pricier than your standard folder or binder, you're paying for quality. A leather portfolio will last you for years and look great with each use. It's also a classic material that won't go out of style anytime soon.
Leather is an important fabric in many cultures because it is strong, durable and resilient. This can be used to your advantage during an interview, as the person interviewing you will associate these traits with your personality. If you have only been carrying around flimsy plastic folders to interviews in the past, then it's time to make a change!
Leather has historically been used in many places around the world by powerful figures such as statesmen and presidents because of its durability. Thus having one yourself gives off the impression that you are just as powerful and successful!
It can also be used to keep your papers organized during the interview itself.
The best thing about having a leather portfolio, though, is that you can have more than one copy of your resume. This is important because you may be meeting several people or interviewing during an event where there are many interviewers, or even other attendees who could become valuable contacts. A leather portfolio allows you to carry multiple copies of your resume in a professional manner and make sure you never run out.
Leather portfolios aren’t just for resumes—you can use it to carry other documents as well. Some of these documents could be letters of reference (always get written references), work samples (especially if they don’t fit on the resume), or anything else that could help demonstrate your value as an employee.
Additionally, leather portfolios allow you to take notes during the interview itself. Rather than scribble on the back of a business card with a pen from your purse or pocket, taking notes in a leather portfolio will give off the impression that you take yourself seriously and will take note-taking seriously as well.
Leather is durable and stylish, making a leather portfolio a useful investment for any job seeker.
The answer is simple: leather. There's a reason why it's been used in everything from cowboy boots to luxury cars since the first cowhide was tanned: it's durable, versatile, and stylish.
Leather is easy to maintain. Even if you spill your coffee or drop your portfolio on a dirty floor, any mess can be cleaned up with a damp towel; a little elbow grease will get out the most stubborn stains. Leather also ages beautifully, making pieces made of the material look even more attractive with time and use.
A leather portfolio is practical and professional—a great way to get your resume noticed at an interview.
A leather portfolio makes the first impression on where you might be working.
A portfolio is a professional way to transport your resume and related documents to interviews. No matter what you’re interviewing for, arriving prepared with a leather portfolio provides a good impression. I’ve worked for many companies as well as interviewed countless candidates. I can assure you that if you arrive with a leather portfolio, it will be noticed. The quality of the leather and stitching stand out in their own right, but what really tells someone that they should notice is the fact that you’re carrying one at all. Many people have not used portfolios since college (if at all), so there is an immediate recognition of its significance when someone shows up with one. If there are multiple copies of your resume to hand out, they should be placed in the pockets inside the portfolio rather than stapled or otherwise bound together. Not only does this streamline your presentation when passing them around, but it also makes everyone feel like they have an individual copy rather than being passed around a single copy of your resume that may get damaged along the way or left behind somewhere.