What makes the perfect portfolio?

Picture, if you will, a piteous scene: you've just heard you didn't get that latest job, the one you couldn't stop yourself daydreaming about. What's stupid is that you have the talent, you've even done similar work before - and done it well. But that just wasn't enough. Desperate for an explanation, you start running through the things which could have kept you from the top slot: that new aftershave was stronger than expected, and you did make the mistake of handing your coat to the head of personnel... but no, that can't be it.

You reach for the trusty old soldier you've been humping your work around in since your days on foundation, and you pause. A thoughtful look creeps on to your face as you scratch chewing gum from the frayed edge of the zipper. Could it be that your portfolio has been letting you down? Perhaps it made you look shoddy and unprofessional and that's the reason you didn't get the job? Well, duh!

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