Portfolio Instructions Create an on-line portfolio. Include the following items: Begin by identifying your long and short-term goals including your plan for achieving these goals. Many background checks, especially the federal government’s require a list of all previous addresses, employment history, and supervisors. Collect this information and add it to your portfolio. Short term goals: Graduating with my Bachelors in the Fall. Long term goals: Becoming a Regional Director for the Bureau of Prisons. Prepare and submit your resume. Write an introductory letter to a potential employer describing your interests and strengths. Make the case for why someone would want to hire you. Prepare a list of people you provide as job references. Include their addresses and phone numbers.