Account Management

Thoughts on portfolios along with resume for account mgrs? Tips to stand out/communicate your effectiveness beyond just a resume (or even on a resume)? Overwhelmed by all the do’s/don’ts and (cont.)

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I was hired at my current job because I had a portfolio and it made me stand out from the pack. I have my own website where I got to fully elaborate on strategic projects with examples listed. I don’t think it’s critical, but if it can make you stand out, why not?

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Amazing feedback and I couldn’t agree more. This gave me a fresh perspective for how to craft my resume so I really appreciate it!

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I’ve always felt that, for those in account management, our portfolio is represented by client testimonials, case studies (published or internal), and awards/recognitions. Those things reflect directly on our performance and effectiveness.

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Absolutely you should do it, especially if you are trying to get into the top creative / strategic agencies

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Not sure what’s typical at larger or more competitive agencies

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You don’t need one

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I’ve worked at a few large agencies and have never seen anyone interview for an account role with a portfolio.

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I have once! She brought in a portfolio of things she did in college (the role was entry). I thought it was a very cute touch, and positive that she went out of her way to prep something, but it did not bear on the ultimate hiring decision.

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Never interviewed anyone with one, and never had one myself. In my opinion there is no need in Account Management.

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Thank you!!!

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