Authors Watty and McKay state that employers identify key benefits of a job candidate's e-portfolio as:
Watty and McKay also say that e-portfolios can reveal things about candidates that the interview process may miss, such as:
In an article for Getting Hired, Jim Hasse suggests:
In an Educause Quarterly article, authors Ward and Moser write the type of information employers believed would be valuable in an e-portfolio include the following:
In the educational services area, resumes topped the list of preferred information, followed by lesson plans, projects, and written work, while health care employers wanted to see resumes, references, and presentations. A resounding 95 percent of respondents preferred to access the e-portfolio via a web-based link.
Hasse, J. (2016). Your ePortfolio: Essential job marketing tool. Getting Hired. Retrieved from https://www.gettinghired.com/en/blog/2016/9/your-eportfolio-essential-job-marketing-tool.
Ward, C. and Moser, C. (2008). E-portfolios as a hiring tool: Do employers really care? Educause Quarterly 31, 4. Retrieved from https://er.educause.edu/articles/2008/11/eportfolios-as-a-hiring-tool-do-employers-really-care.
Watty, K. and KcKay, J. (n.d.). E-portfolios: What employers think. Global Focus Magazine. Retrieved from https://globalfocusmagazine.com/eportfolios-what-employers-think/.