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Competence portfolio / profile

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  • C & C Career & CompetenceCareercoachinggroup
    Session 6
    Competence portfolio /
    Milja Tuomaala & Tiina Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, VALOA-project
  • Portfolio- Profile of yourpersonalcompetence –
    Picture from: http://portuguesemdia.pbworks.com/f/1266770545/portfolio.jpg
  • A way to tell what you can- portfolio
    if CV in not enough…
    too formal
    too limited
    you wish to tell more about yourself
    …it is possible to create a portfolio
    your own, personal achievement folder
    “self-praise folder”
    youcanmakeyour ’path’ towardsyourexpertisevisible for yourself – and for others
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  • What is a portfolio?
    PortfolioderivedfromLatinportare, ('to carry'/movable) and folium ('document'/artifact)
    WIKIPEDIA: Portfolio literally means "a case for carrying loose papers," (from Latin, the imperative of portare "to carry" and the plural of folium, meaning a 'a sheet for writing upon')
    A type of “briefcase”
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  • What is a portfolio?
    a purposefulcollection of artifactsthatdescribeyourprogress (in yourprofession)
    works, samples, products, experiences, reflections
    chosen for a purpose
    itdocumentsyourefforts, progress, achievements
    the purpose is to show yourpersonalknowhow and expertise
  • What is a portfolio?
    A portfolio is a process as well as a product
    As a process, itrequiresyou to identify and reflectuponwhatmotivates and satisfiesyou. Youexamine and presentyourinterests, skills, values, needs, goals and strategies. Much of the power of your portfolio comesfromthisprocess
    A (career) portfolio is also a product, a concretecollectionwhichdocumentsevidence of yourwork and learninghistory, yourskills, interests, abilities, and feedback fromothers.
  • ”The first and mostsignificantact of portfolio preparationis the decision of the purposesfor the portfolio”
    Helen Barrett
  • Why portfolio?
    Creating a portfolio involves reflection, collection, selection, and making connections of
    How youhavedoneit
    How youwant to improve
    Etc……Helpsyou to realizeyourcompetences and skills 
  • Portfolio typesfor example
    Project portfolio
    to document the stepstakenalong the way to a finishedproduct
    Achievement portfolio
    to documentqualityrecentwork to assess the level of achievement at a certainpoint in time
    Growth portfolio
    to show progresstowardspecificlearningtargets
    documentsincreasinglevels of achievement
  • Digital portfolio (e-portfolio)
    a portfolio that has been prepared for distribution online
    differsfrom a traditional portfolio only in itsform, not in itscontents
    digital portfolio, an electronic portfolio, ePortfolio, & a webfolio (ifstored on the web)
    work is notsaved in a folderbut to a computerhard-drive, a CD-ROM, somewhere on the web.
    one EASY way to create an electronic portfolio:a blog
  • Remember to update your portfolio regularly.
    Creating a portfolio is a reflective and on-going process.
    Remember, your portfolio is never complete
    - Your development process continues…
  • Rememberalso: yourwebpersonality/identity = ”yourother CV”
    Think, howyoupresentyourself in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube…
    How aboutyourblogging …?
    ”Työnantajan parjaaminen Facebookissa on johtanut ainakin yhden PAMin edustaman työntekijän irtisanomiseen[…]” (Taloussanomat 27.10.09)
    roughlytranslated: Badmouthingyouremployer in Facebookhas led to at leastonesacking…
  • An important ”Career Channel” for
    professionalnetworkingnowadays is
    A place to network and find open positions
    The mostimportantrecruitingchannel for manycompanies
    Creating a personalprofile is easy and networkingafterthatgoesfast…
    Moreinformation: http://www.oulu.fi/careerservices/stepbystep.htm
    (Presentation by Tom Laine)
  • Examples of E-portfolios
  • and in Finnish…
  • Englishreferences
    Building a personal and career portfolio http://www.curriculum.org/tcf/teachers/projects/repository/portfolios.pdf
  • Exercise 6.1letter to yourgrandmother
    Practicing to describeyourskills…
    Write a letter to yourgrandmothertellingher;
    Whathaveyoulearned in yourstudies?
    What is the topic of yourgraduatethesis?
    How wouldyourdreamjobbelike?
    • Remember to putit in an understandableway– tellthings in a waythat”evenyourgrandmotherwouldunderstandit”!
  • Expertise
    • Nowadays being an expert is not all about personal/individual competences – expertise is seen more as collaboration and results gained in groups
    • Important skill in work life: being able to work in expert teams
    • A successful team can achieve more than its’ members could have achieved individually
    • Progressive problem-solving
    • Ongoing reflection
    • Interest towards new solutions, challenges and tasks
    • Motivation to learn more
    • Working at ’upper limits’, surpassing the limits, acquiring new knowledge and know-how
    • Continuous development of competence
    • Creating new knowledge
  • Differentation of Routine Experts and Adaptive Experts
    ’Routine Experts’
    Successful in familiarsituations, problems and circumstances
    Successful in similar routine tasks
    No/littledevelopment of expertise and work
    Successful in variablesituations, problems and circumstances
    Morelikely to beable to construct new knowledge as theysolveproblems
    New problemshandled and solvedsuccessfully
    Development of expertise and work
  • Moreaboutexpertise…
    Hatano G., & Inagaki, K. (1992). Desituatingcognitionthrough the construction of conceptualknowledge. In P. Light & G. Butterworth (Eds.), Context and Cognition: Ways of knowing and learning. (pp. 115-133). New York: Harvester.
    Bereiter, C. & Scardamalia, M. (1993). Surpassing ourselves. An inquiry into the nature and implications of expertise. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company.
    Gruber, H., Palonen, T. Rehrl, M. & Lehtinen, E. (2007). Understanding the nature of expertise: Individualknowledge, social resources and culturalcontext. In H. Gruber & T. Palonen (Eds.), Learning in the workplace – new developments (pp. 227–250). FinnishEducationalResearch Association. Turku: Painosalama.
  • Interviewsimulations
    • Instructions for jobseeker:
    • E-mail yourrevisedapplication & CV to yourinterviewerbydeadline
    • Remember to sendalso the jobannouncementfor the position youareapplying (ifit’snot an open position, describe the imaginaryposition; company, title, responsibilitiesetc)
    • Bringallneededdocuments with you (certificates, testimonials, letters of reference)
    • Instructions for interviewer:
    • Prepareinterviewquestions for yourpair (seepreviousmaterials and useyourimagination)
    • Bringjobseekersapplicationdocumentswith you
    • Instructions for bothinterviewer & jobseeker:
    • Be on time
    • Dressproperly
    • Behavelikeitwouldbe a normalinterview!
  • Assignment for OUR next C&C meeting
    Gettingready for interviewsimulation;
    Reviseyourapplication & CV
    Send the application, CV and jobannouncement (ordescription of the job) to yourinterviewer
    Prepare for the interview
    Prepareinterviewquestions for yourpair