Your Future Without a Career Portfolio

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An actor who can show a producer film clips of his or her work is more likely to be cast in a movie than an actor who does not have any documentation of their work. Much in the same way, a workplace learning professional needs a career portfolio to communicate and demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in ways that a resume cannot. Portfolios offer a unique way to distinguish yourself from other workplace learning and performance professionals.

A career portfolio that will give you a competitive advantage in a challenging job market.

The presentation will address how to:

Demonstrate how portfolio artifacts help achieve measurable business results.

Link career accomplishments to established ASTD Areas of Expertise.

Create an electronic portfolio without learning complicated software.

Describe how to use a career portfolio in the job search and interview process.

Write a personal action plan to design and develop your career portfolio.

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  • Title slideOk is everybody ready to get stated with our webinar on in-organic chemistry?You can’t tell but that’s a picture of me
  • Here is my contact informationHandouts from today’s webinar will be posted on my website www.gregwilliams.netIf You would like copies of the slides from today’s webinar please send me an e-mail at Greg@ GregWilliams.net
  • brief biocareer goals and objectivesrésumé w/ competencies & accomplishmentsclient list (if appropriate)employee evaluationsWorkplace Learning Professional,course you taught, designed, developede-learning modulescourse surveys or evaluationsvideos to demonstrate training deliveryjob aidsreports, memos, documents competenciesdesign plantraining needs analysisstoryboards
  • brief biocareer goals and objectivesrésumé w/ competencies & accomplishmentsclient list (if appropriate)employee evaluationsWorkplace Learning Professional,course you taught, designed, developede-learning modulescourse surveys or evaluationsvideos to demonstrate training deliveryjob aidsreports, memos, documents competenciesdesign plantraining needs analysisstoryboards
  • EXERCISE #5 - PERSONAL ACTION PLAN  Directions: This is a homework assignment.  Creating a portfolio takes time. To do it right you need to keep at it. The following checklist can be used as a “Next Steps” job aid to help you keep on track.      Clarify your career goalsIdentify competencies required for your goalDraft your top ten accomplishments Solicit, gather and document possible artifacts Document undocumented competencies Format your accomplishments using C-CAR method Use C-CAR for your performance appraisal Update (functional) resume, include accomplishments Develop plan to publish, post, share your portfolio Share your portfolio, get feedback  
  • Your Future Without a Career Portfolio

    1. 1. Your Future WithoutA Career Portfolio<br />
    2. 2. greg@gregwilliams.net<br />www.gregwilliams.net<br />
    3. 3. Webinar Handout Materials<br />www.gregwillams.net<br />
    4. 4. Framing<br />the <br />Topic<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. How Teaching Online is Different<br />Why This Presentation?<br />
    7. 7. Learn from Actors<br />
    8. 8. Why HaveaPortfolio?<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10.
    11. 11.
    12. 12. The Edge<br />
    13. 13. 10%<br />
    14. 14. Proof<br />
    15. 15. What’s a Portfolio?<br />
    16. 16. Portfolio<br />Contents<br />
    17. 17. Goals?<br />
    18. 18. Working Portfolio vs. Presentation Portfolio<br />
    19. 19. Portfolio Contents - General<br />Brief bio<br />Resume w/ summary, competencies & accomplishments, objectives<br />Client list (if appropriate)<br />Employee evaluations<br />Writing sample<br />
    20. 20. Artifacts<br />
    21. 21. Portfolio Contents - Artifacts<br />courses taught, designed, developed<br />training needs analysis, design plan<br />storyboards, e-learning modules<br />surveys or evaluations<br />videos, multi-media productions<br />job aids or other tools<br />reports, memos, emails<br />
    22. 22. Exercises<br />Brief overview<br />Do later on your own<br />Handouts @ www.gregwillams.net<br />
    23. 23. Accomplishments<br />
    24. 24. How Will You Stand Out<br />Will You Stand Out?<br />
    25. 25. Think Like a Hiring Manager<br />Solve problems <br />Produce results<br />
    26. 26. Exercise #1 Your TopAccomplishments<br />
    27. 27. Professional Standards<br />
    28. 28. Competencies<br />Career planning & talent mgt.<br />Coaching<br />Delivering training<br />Designing learning<br />Facilitating organizational change<br />
    29. 29. Competencies<br />Improving human performance<br />Managing organizational knowledge<br />Managing the learning function<br />Measuring and evaluating<br />
    30. 30. Exercise #2 Linking Accomplishmentsto Standards<br />
    31. 31. Exercise #3 Documenting Accomplishments<br />
    32. 32. Tip!<br />
    33. 33. Exercise #4 Formatting Your Portfolio<br />
    34. 34. Some people don’t get it…educate them<br />
    35. 35. +<br />C<br />CAR<br />
    36. 36. C-CAR Format <br />C ompetency: Identify the competency<br />C ontext : Describe situation<br />A ction: Describe action you took & why<br />R esults: Describe outcomes, use measurable results if possible <br />
    37. 37. C-CAR Format Example 1<br />C ompetency: Designing Learning<br />C ontext : Sales revenue down after hiring new sales reps <br />A ction: Created company’s first online sales training course<br />R esults: Sales revenue rose 24.7% Qtr. after course implemented <br />
    38. 38. C-CAR Format Example 2<br />C ompetency: Delivering Learning<br />C ontext : Remote staff can’t get training. New employees making 27% more errors processing claims<br />A ction: Taught company’s first online course in claims processing <br />R esults: Claims processing errors reduced by 17% after course implemented <br />
    39. 39. One Artifact<br />One Artifact – Many Skills<br />ManySkills<br />
    40. 40. Work Samples Dated?<br />
    41. 41. Grab ‘Em<br />
    42. 42. Hate Love<br />
    43. 43. Confidential or Proprietary Content<br />
    44. 44. Exercise #5 ActionPlan<br />
    45. 45. Personal Action Plan<br />Clarify your career goals<br />Identify competencies for your goal<br />Draft your top ten accomplishments <br />Solicit, gather & document artifacts<br />Document undocumented competencies<br />
    46. 46. Personal Action Plan(continued)<br />Format using C-CAR method<br />Use C-CAR for performance appraisal<br />Update resume with accomplishments<br />Publish, post, share portfolio<br />Get feedback and revise<br />
    47. 47. Action<br />Plan<br />
    48. 48. ManagingYourPortfolio<br />
    49. 49. Creating an<br />ePortfolio<br />Hard<br />to do?<br />
    50. 50. ePortfolios<br />Why have one?<br />Uses?<br />Public or private?<br />Expertise, time, money <br />
    51. 51. Adobe Acrobat Pro<br />
    52. 52. Layout Choices <br />
    53. 53. Sample Layout <br />
    54. 54. Color Choices <br />
    55. 55. Share & Publish<br />Competency<br />Context<br />Action <br />Results<br />
    56. 56. Visual CV<br />
    57. 57. Summary <br /><ul><li>Y
    58. 58. C
    59. 59. T
    60. 60. B</li></li></ul><li>Hot Competencies<br />Authoring tools<br />eLearning experience<br />Instructional design<br />SME <br />industry experience <br />versatility <br />
    61. 61.
    62. 62. Using Portfolios inJob Search & Interview<br />Include in cover letter and interview<br />Include website link (if appropriate)<br />Focus on competencies & show samples<br />Include in thank you letter <br />Send additional sample to create interest<br />
    63. 63.
    64. 64. Should I <br />Do This?<br />
    65. 65.
    66. 66. Dig your well before you’re thirsty<br />Dig a well when you are not thirsty<br />
    67. 67. Don’t Leave Your Career to Chance<br />
    68. 68. Your Future?<br />Looks better with a portfolio<br />
    69. 69. Remember Actors<br />
    70. 70.
    71. 71. Webinar Handout Materials<br />www.gregwillams.net<br />
    72. 72. greg@gregwilliams.net<br />www.gregwilliams.net<br />

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