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My e-portfolio: using Trello to keep track of skills and experiences

The days are flying by so fast, I can’t seem to slow things down no matter how hard I try. My memory is great; however, I can’t seem to remember vivid details or even highlights from each year of my career. One of my current Trello boards is my e-portfolio—I use it to keep track of all my accomplishments, courses and certifications, presentations, notes of appreciation, skills, and experiences, as well as a section for future training needs. It has been so helpful, I refer to it often and add to it weekly.

To create and/or update your own portfolio, here is a list of information I used to get started:

  • Letters of reference
  • Resume
  • Lists of accomplishments
  • Samples of work
  • Courses and Certifications
  • Evidence of specific skills (e.g. writing, public speaking, leadership, event management)

I wrote an article previously called “Taking Stock a Collection of Your Transferable Skills” with more details.

I started with a paper portfolio, but over the years converted to digital, and then to Trello. It is so much easier now to organize and find things, a quick filter search instead of in the past having to sort through all the papers to find what I was looking for. With Trello I now have everything at my fingertips.


 What tips or practices do you use to keep track of your own work experiences, skills and accomplishments?


Kat Warner Mar 10, 2019

What a great idea!

Iain Dooley Community Leader Mar 10, 2019

That career portfolio article is great -- bookmarked :)

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Mar 11, 2019

Thanks so much @Kat Warner :)

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Mar 11, 2019

Thanks @Iain Dooley I am glad you liked it :)

La'akea Yoshida I'm New Here Apr 01, 2019

This is an incredible idea... I can see this being a professional practice in the years to come. Might even include this in as a link on my professional profiles. Thank you for sharing this simple yet effective idea!

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Lavinia Ciossu I'm New Here Apr 04, 2019

That is an amazing idea. I can definitelyy say I will start such an e-portofolio for myself. I used the Trello boards to track my own progress in earning new certifications the last couple of weeks. 

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 05, 2019

Thanks @Lavinia Ciossu for your kind words. I am glad to hear you are considering starting one for yourself!

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 05, 2019

Thanks @La'akea Yoshida I am glad you found it useful. I agree, it will be a professional practice in years go to come for sure.

Erica Moss Community Manager Apr 09, 2019

@Jodi LeBlanc Such a great use case — thanks for sharing, Jodi!

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 09, 2019

Thanks @Erica Moss , my next one is on Language maintenance :)

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fernando guirao cartagena I'm New Here Apr 17, 2019

Me parece una idea genial!!!

Jamás se me hubiese ocurrido ese uso para Trello :-)

Danny Flynn Apr 22, 2019

I love this idea!  I struggle with this when it comes to maintaining project hour logs for certifications.  I am always like, "What did I work on again?" :) That could be my age creeping up on me too. :)  Thanks for a great article! 

Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Apr 24, 2019

Thanks so much @Danny Flynn - I am glad you found this helpful :) Looking forward to hearing how you things go with organizing and keeping track of your project hour logs for certifications.  


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