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Creating a Profile and Portfolio

Creating a Profile and Portfolio

How it works

  • It is free to Register With Us on Jump Forward.  
  • Simply follow the step by step registration process, being careful to fill all mandatory fields marked with a *.
  • You can define your purpose for using the site by completing the 'What I want to do on Jump Forward' form and selecting from the following; Be head hunted, Freelance, Pick up commissions, Use other services.
  • On the 'What I want to do on Jump Forward' form 'Use other services' incorporates; pitching for briefs, applying for jobs and applying for placements.
  • Once you have completed the registration you can go to your My Profile service and should you so choose activate your profile as public, upload and/or build a CV and create a portfolio to use and show on Jump Forward.
  • It is free to use your My Profile service and to activate your profile as public, upload or build a CV and to create a portfolio to use and show on Jump Forward.
  • Uploaded CV’s are only used during applications via Jump Forward.
  • Registrations are saved automatically as Status: Private, they can be activated as public via your My Profile service.
  • Next to the corresponding edit button at the top of your My Profile page you can activate your profile as public, simply select 'Create a Public Profile'; this is necessary if you wish to make yourself searchable as available to be head hunted, freelance or pick up commissions.
  • You can make your profile private again at any time by repeating the process and selecting ‘Keep my details private'.
  • Via your My Profile service you can upload a copy of your CV to use in applications submitted via Jump Forward.
  • Via your My Profile service you can insert all your relevant work history and educational history on to our online CV builder, to use as a CV on Jump Forward; this can be used for both applications and for when making yourself searchable via the site as available to be head hunted, freelance, pick up commissions.
  • Any uploaded CV is viewed by registered clients (Employers / Businesses and Educational Establishments) only, and only if you have applied for a job or placement via Jump Forward.
  • Any online CV, including your work and educational history, is viewed by registered clients (Employers / Businesses and Educational Establishments) only, and only if you have defined yourself as available to be head hunted, freelance, pick up commissions, or if you have applied for a job or placement via Jump Forward.
  • Via online CV’s any insert of work or educational history containing contact details will be deleted.  
  • Via your My Profile service you have the opportunity to create an online portfolio using our portfolio builder.
  • It is not essential to complete your work or educational history to be able to show a portfolio via Jump Forward, if you have defined yourself as available to freelance or pick up commissions only.
  • Any portfolio insert containing contact details of any kind will be deleted.
  • You can edit and update any aspect of your profile or portfolio at any time via your My Profile service.
  • Please view our Privacy Policy for information on exactly what we do with your details.
    General advice
  • Online profiles and portfolios created on Jump Forward are only viewable to the creator and prospective clients via Jump Forward itself.
  • Be as clear and concise as possible with all information.
  • All personal details and other information inserted on Jump Forward via the registration process or the My Profile editing service must be to the best of your knowledge truthful.
  • When necessary you must be prepared to give certification that the information you have inserted via the registration process or the My Profile editing service is truthful.
  • Remember that once you have defined yourself as Status: Public, together with defining yourself as available to be head hunted, freelance or pick up commissions all registered clients can view your profile and portfolio and possibly contact you at any time.
  • Only make yourself available to be head hunted, freelance or pick up commissions if you are sure you can commit to contact.
  • If you have been contacted by a client, either by email, post or telephone, we recommend you respond immediately as you will have been specifically selected.
  • Make sure all information regarding relevant educational history is included in your profile.
  • Try not to leave any gaps in your educational history.
  • Make sure all information regarding relevant work history is included in your profile.
  • Try to keep your job descriptions thorough but as short as possible; it makes them easier to read through.
  • Try not to leave any gaps in your work history. 
  • Your portfolio can consist of up to 31 individual pieces of work. 
  • You may use your portfolio to apply for jobs, apply for placements, be head hunted, freelance or pick up commissions via Jump Forward.
  • Any portfolio insert containing contact details of any kind will be deleted.  
  • Your 10 professional pieces should be your best professional standard work.
  • Your 1 gallery piece should be the best example of work from your 10 professional pieces. 
  • Your 1 gallery piece will only be shown on Jump Forward if you have stated on the 'What I want to do on Jump Forward' form or through editing your profile via your My Profile service, that you wish to either; freelance or pick up commissions.  
  • Your 20 conceptual pieces should be those which best visualise your personal creative processes.
  • Your 31 portfolio pieces can be as experimental as you wish as long as they are fitting to the Jump Forward Terms and Conditions.
  • Makes sure you follow the rules governing obscene and offensive material and plagiarism as outlined in our Terms and Conditions when creating your profile and portfolio.  
  • You can edit and update your profile and portfolio at any time via your My Profile editing service.
  • If there is a change in your circumstances we advise you edit your profile accordingly and immediately via your My Profile editing service.
  • If you require a second profile or portfolio to enable your being searched by clients, or for applications to postings, based on different directions you have please feel free to do so via a second registration.
  • If you register again, to create more than one profile or portfolio on Jump Forward, you will be asked to use a different email address and password on your registration; This is purely for security purposes, all other information can remain the same.
  • If you have more than one profile on Jump Forward ensure you are using the correct one when applying to a specific posting.
  • Any misuse of the Register With Us or My Profile editing service, as outlined in our Terms and Conditions, will result in the offender being barred from using Jump Forward.
  • Jump Forward reserves the right to edit any member profile or portfolio without prior notice, as outlined in our Terms and Conditions.
  • All postings and edits are screened by Jump Forward. 

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