An excellent, very informative book is Designing a Digital Portfolio by Cynthia L. Baron
Interview with author Cynthia L. Baron...
Read more of the interview with Baron by following the link at the bottom of the page. There's also a link to the book. Note: the most current release of Baron's book is the second edition, printed by New Riders in 2010.
Another interesting book: Becoming a Digital Designer
Used copies of this book are available and cheap!:
Getting a Job in Computer Graphics: Real Advice from Reel People
Getting a Job in Computer Graphics informs not only about how to apply for and get "usual" CG jobs, but also some you may not have thought of:
Dena's excellent links:
- Courtroom (forensic) Animation
- Architechtural Visualization
- Industrial Design Product Visualization
- Military/Aerospace Simulation
- Print/3D Graphic Design
Professionals talk about showreels: Demo Reels : Professional Perspectives