Lousie, from BlueSkyResumes wrote about a client of hers who is having trouble remembering the different projects that they have worked on. The upshot of this is it is very difficult to write a truly reflective resume.
While a lot of the discussions to date on ePortfolio’s have been focused on the educational aspects I see another more valuable, longer term usage. An ePortfolio can also be a place for someone to develop a history of what they have achieved during their working career. As long as it is an semi-unstructured tool almost anything could be collected as any point in time. Thus providing inputs into the resume preparation process when required. If written clearly the ePortfolio might even form a portion of the resume. The ePortfolio would need to have the ability yo have private thoughts and notes, similar to WordPress’s Private Post feature.