http://www.aacu.org/leap/presidentstrust/compact/2013SurveySummary.cfm Wow! Here's an impressive statistic: "more than 4 in 5 employers say an electronic portfolio would be useful to them in ensuring that job applicants have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their company or organization."
Here here’s a great article on how to get started creating your very own portfolio: http://www.youtern.com/thesavvyintern/index.php/2013/10/13/get-recruiters-attention-through-an-online-skills-portfolio/
A portfolio is a collection of materials that may—or, if you’re a college student, may not—be produced at a paying job. In other words, the focus is on the work you have done, and are capable of doing, building upon, in the future, rather than on the job title you held.
It's like being able to send out a looseleaf binder of materials with every resume—except, of course, the materials exist online, where you can update, tweak, add and subtract… and you don’t even have to pay postage to mail them.