By Emma Sayers, Illinois FBLA State Vice President, Eastern Area
There are numerous ways to accomplish things with FBLA. You should be pleased with the
effort you put into the organization. Here are three suggestions for how to highlight these
Create a Linkedin profile
You just need to sign up with your email address to create a LinkedIn profile. You can use this
website to showcase your awards, your resume, and other work you may have done. You have
the chance to interact with lots of people. Linkedin might be the ideal social media platform for
you if you enjoy making connections online. You might be able to connect with fellow FBLA
members from the state or in the country, numerous FBLA members use this social media
platform to promote their FBLA involvement and so can you.
Build your resume
Building up your resume is valuable whether or not you are currently looking for a job or if you already have one. Be sure to add your role in FBLA to it. If you are an officer for your local
Chapter, Area, or State be sure to describe your role to the organization. Prospective employers
value these accomplishments. Also you can use your Area, State, or National events to show
proof of the knowledge you have learned.
Create a professional portfolio
A professional portfolio goes further than a resume and cover letter. It is a chance to demonstrate to a potential employer your range of abilities and work history. Although it takes time, building a professional portfolio can be rewarding. You should emphasize your volunteer work, accomplishments, leadership development, and projects in your portfolio. Do any of those sound like things you have done in FBLA? Well I hope so, maybe you volunteered for a March of Dimes project, or attended Summer Leadership Workshop, these activities should be recorded and showcased in your portfolio.