The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which employers support the use of e-portfolios by job applicants and attempted to answer the following additional questions: (1) What e-portfolio features do employers prefer? (2) What eportfolio delivery systems do employers prefer? and (3) What are types of companies prefer that applicants use e-portfolios when applying for a job? A sample of 110 business, government, and educational institution recruiters were surveyed and a 31.8% return rate was realized. The findings indicate that less than a half of employers support the use of e-portfolios by job applicants. They prefer that e-portfolios contain the following features: resumes, descriptions of employment experiences, descriptions of internship experiences, and references. Employers prefer that e-portfolios be delivered through an Internet link. Finance and Insurance companies most often support the use of job application e-portfolios.
Gheris, Dennis O. and Fundaburk, Albert, "Employers' Support of the Use of E-Portfolios by Job Applicants" (2008). AMCIS 2008 Proceedings. 28.