A professional portfolio is a collection that represents the individual’s achievements, talents, skills, outstanding performance, milestones, work samples, photographs, certificates, etc. While a resume seems very similar to a portfolio, it is indeed not. A resume documents the experiences, skills, and academics, while a portfolio requires an individual’s recent achievements and talents.
It might take you hours, even more, to design a portfolio but the employer is very likely to spend less than a minute on it. You cannot do anything about this. Can you? What you CAN do is to design a strong, and attractive cover page that seeks to grab the reader’s attention.
Those who think that a cover page must look aesthetically appealing ONLY are wrong! A cover page needs to be an assemblage of your significant accomplishments and aptitude in such a manner that even in a glance it leaves an image with the employer that might decide your entry into his organization.