Create a Portfolio and Resume Site Using WordPress

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WordPress Portfolio and Resume Workshop

June 30th, 2018

From 8:30-2 PM with continental breakfast and coffee service.

In today’s world, the first thing recruiters want to see AFTER your resume is a portfolio of your work. You no longer have the opportunity to show it during the interview. You won’t get to the interview stage without the portfolio.

In this workshop, you will learn how to:

  • Create either a hosted or free WordPress site (you will do this piece during outside setup prior to the class)
  • Select from one of several free themes that are good choices to use for an online portfolio
  • Install WordPress and add a theme to your site
  • Learn a tiny bit of HTML code to make your Portfolio and Resume show better
  • Turn your current resume into an online version
  • Add images to your resume
  • Add portfolio pieces and images to your portfolio page to allow recruiters to review images and more in-dept examples of your work.
  • Learn to change themes
  • Learn to add additional plugins to enhance the appearance of your site

Download the Setup File

Here are the setup instructions. Use these prior to the start of class to set up your WordPress site correctly: WordPress Setup PPT File

Attend a Check In Session Prior to Class

Prior to the class you need to attend a setup check in. Options are either on Saturday June  23rd at 10 am or June 27th at 7 pm. Use the following meeting information for either date.

The meeting will be quick. You just need to verify that you are ready to go on the class date.

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To use the computer audio connection, sign on early and test the speakers and microphone before you connect. Otherwise,  you will have issues with the audio and will need to call in using the phone number below.

https://zoom.us/j/762640402

To call in: US: +16468769923

Meeting ID: 762640402

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Workshop Location:

University of WA – Loew Hall, Room 111

Venue link for more information and directions.

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Samples:

Your site does not need to look like these samples. You will learn to change the layout, colors, and other items to customize your site.

We originally created this course from looking at the following site. This resume theme is not free and is much more complicated to produce, but there are lots of inspirational bits to it and we wanted to share it with you so you could strive to do more with your own site after the course.

Details

Date: June 30
Time: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $50
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Venue

University of Washington – Loew Hall, Rm 111

4001 E Stevens Way NE
Seattle, 98105 United States

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Schedule

  • 8:30 - 9 am Continental breakfast and networking
  • 9 – 2:00 PM Session
  • No lunch break - bring a bag lunch!
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Class Details:

Bring your computer and an electronic version of your resume and come prepared to work on your profile during the workshop.
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Presenter:

Lin Laurie, experienced web developer, WordPress user, trainer, and STC-Puget Sound President, is the owner of www.linlaurie.com and is a consultant and RoboHelp expert. She is an Adobe Technical Training Partner and provides training for Captivate and Adobe products. She recently created the current STC-ORG site and has also created several other WordPress sites during her career in web development. You can check her website for upcoming classes and free webinars.