CV Portfolio is a free tool designed for professional freelancers who want — and deserve — to be treated like a business. We call them “CVs” for short.
We designed CVs to help you promote yourself, showcase your experience, and get hired. Your CV is also the first step to joining the ClearVoice Talent Network.
Follow the steps below to navigate your CV.
Your CV Handle
You can customize your CV handle to whatever you like. Best practice is to go with something you already use, like your Twitter handle, for example.
Next up is your profile image or avatar. Some of the best CVs have a clear, crisp photo. Keep it simple and you can't go wrong.
By adding a tagline to your CV, you give viewers a quick snippet of who you are and what sets you apart from the crowd.
With the new CV design, there are additional capabilities available to freelancers. You can now connect links to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Medium, Quora and YouTube accounts. Simply click the icon of the corresponding social platform you want to link, and add your profile URL. Accidentally connected the wrong social profile? Not to worry, you can now disconnect and reconnect accounts at will.
Connecting Twitter to you CV Portfolio
Connecting your Twitter account is a way to add another layer of authenticity to your CV Portfolio. When you select the Twitter icon, select the option for Connect your Twitter.
From there, you will be taken to a page to login to Twitter. Once you login, you will see your Twitter account has been connected, and it will display your username.
While anyone can add a URL to their CV for a Twitter profile, using the Connect your Twitter option adds another layer of security and authenticity to your CV Portfolio!
Adding your location further helps our system match you to relevant writing opportunities. At times clients are in need of location-specific content and by including this information it helps us find the right talent for the job.
Once our system finds your work on a publication you've connected it's pulled into your 'Unverified Posts' section. This gives you a chance to review and approve posts before they go live on your CV so you have complete control over what prospective clients see.
If you want to remove an unverified post that our system found simply hover over it and click remove.
And if you just want to upload an individual URL or offline document (PDF for example) you have that capability as well.
Deleting Writing Samples
Removing writing samples from your CV is now as straightforward as it gets. Hover over the card, click 'Delete', and say goodbye.
Categorizing Your Work
New to ClearVoice CVs is the ability to categorize individual writing samples. With each writing sample you add, you can include a category, your primary role in producing the piece, what type of content it is, which section you want it placed under, and a brief description of how that work came to be.
Another new addition to our revamped CVs is the ability to add sections and further fine tune your ClearVoice CV portfolio. You can organize your writing by category, content type, or something else entirely. The power is in your hands.
Looking to reorder your sections? Simply use the up and down arrows on the right-hand of the screen to move your sections around.
Add a New Section
Hover until 'Click to Add a Section' shows. Click the '+' button.
Add the title of your new section.
Press enter and start adding writing samples to the section.
Removing a Section
When removing a section your work can be reassigned to other sections in your CV. Be aware that if you don't select to move all the content to another section it will be removed from your CV entirely.
After selecting to move your content you'll be given drop-down options for where your content can be moved. Pick the destination and you're all set.
Featuring Your Work
Particularly proud of a piece? You can now feature it on your profile and have it stand out from the rest of your writing samples. Select the 'star' icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the card and it will slot it at the top of the section it's in while making it double sized so it really pops.
Questions regarding your CV portfolio? Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.