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Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
Career Portfolio - A Step Ahead of Your Competition
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This presentation provides you with information needed to create a career portfolio and ePortfolio plus a bonus: Online Profiles-Selecting the Right One for You. Contact the LDW Group for Career …

This presentation provides you with information needed to create a career portfolio and ePortfolio plus a bonus: Online Profiles-Selecting the Right One for You. Contact the LDW Group for Career Portfolio Service at 866-649-6194 or visit the website at www.ldwgroup.biz.

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  • 1. Career Portfolio ►A Step Ahead of the Competition 1LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved
  • 2. The importance of a career portfolioContents of a professional portfolioGetting startedPackaging your portfolioUsing a portfolio during an interviewUsing e-career portfoliosElectronic portfolio platformsBonus: Online ProfilesPurpose of the Presentation 2LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 3. A portfolio is a personalized collection of your materialsand artifacts. Portfolios are now used in the careerdevelopment process to help job seekers provide a moreenhanced display of your professional experiences.Career portfolios can be in hardcopy form or e-version.The portfolio leaves a more complete picture of you as aprofessional.**This document is to be used during the interview phaseand not as the initial document that you submit to acompany when making application for the job. It isimportant to know that this does not replace the résumé.Career Portfolio 3LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 4. It tells the most important story: your story through a chronicle of your work. It provides a richer account of your accomplishments than just a résumé. It becomes a gift to your future self, providing a great satisfaction when you review your portfolio, which you should do often. Elizabeth Aurbach c 2005–2006, Aurbach & Associates, Inc Regardless of purpose, portfolios document skills and accomplishments through examples of work. In a tough job market, if done well, a career portfolio will set you apart from your competition! Shows that you went the extra mile!Why Create a Career Portfolio? 4 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 5. Annual performance reviews Promotion and raises Secure consulting business Demonstrate college performance and activities Get a volunteer assignmentOther Uses of Career Portfolios 5 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 6. In short, a career portfolio: Draws attention to key information about you Provides links that connect you with an opportunity Makes the key intangibles tangible Adds to your credibility Builds confidence Frank Satterthwaite and Gary D’Orsi, The Career Portfolio WorkbookWhy Create a Career Portfolio? 6 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 7. Table of ContentsCustomized Cover Letter (vision statement, purpose of portfolioRésumé or CVReferencesRecommendations and/or recommendation statementsTranscripts (optional)Contents-Career Portfolio 7LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 8. Certificates/LicensesProfessional AffiliationsPublished work/ProjectsAwardsMilitary Badges/Awards/CertficationsPresentations/WorkshopsAnything else that can tell your story!Contents-Career Portfolio 8LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 9. Table of ContentsCustomized Cover Letter (vision statement, purpose of portfolioRésumé or CVReferencesRecommendations and/or recommendation statementsTranscripts (optional)Contents-Cover Letter 9LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 10. Your cover letter should include: A statement that speaks to the purpose of the portfolio. A vision statement that aligns with the company’s vision and mission. A summary of your experience that is relevant to the specific job with key words from the position posting.Your Cover Letter 10LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 11. Table of ContentsCustomized Cover Letter (vision statement, purpose of portfolioRésumé or CVReferencesRecommendations and/or recommendation statementsTranscripts (optional)Contents-Recommendations 11LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 12. Thank you for agreeing to write a statement of recommendation for Linda D.Woodard, President, LDW Group.Please contact me if you have any questions. I plan to use this information forinclusion in my professional career portfolio.When writing your recommendation, it need be no more than a few sentences (3-4)that providing some detail relative to the following:• dates of services provided to your organization (program design, proposal writing assistance, technical assistance, etc.)• type of service provided (training, program design, etc.)• why the LDW Group was selected• the quality of the services provided by Linda Woodard, LDW GroupI would appreciate it if you could forward the recommendation to the email addresslisted below by June 15, 2009. If you elect to offer a full letter of recommendation,please provide the information your agency’s letterhead and email the letter to me asa Word or pdf document.Again, thank you for your support. The LDW Group enjoyed serving yourorganization.Recommendation Statement 12LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 13. Linda Woodards efforts to lead and ensure accurate,transparent and professional communication of theClosed Schools Transition Teams were the CornerStone of what has been viewed as one of CMSDs firstsuccessful Transformation Initiatives. Linda Woodardpossesses the capacity and expertise needed to guideexemplary communication practices that would beessential for the success of CMSDs TransformationPlan. July 13, 2010Clifford D. Hayes Jr., Head of Closed/Relocation Schools,Cleveland Metropolitan School DistrictSample Recommendation Statements 13LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 14. I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Woodard over the pastthree years as an administrator colleague and know firsthand thatshe demonstrates a deep passion and the strong skills necessaryto be an effective leader within any educational system. As part ofour educational outreach mission, for the District, we provide anumber of community forums and Saturday workshops for parents,students, and community members throughout the school year andduring summer months. Ms. Woodard always brings a strong setof organizational and collaborative skills to the team as part of thescope of work for District outreach. In closing, Linda Woodard,would make an excellent hire and I am positive you will be pleasedby her caliber of work! July 26, 2010Karen H Thompson, Deputy Chief of Curriculum & Instruction,Cleveland Metropolitan School DistrictSample Recommendation Statements 14LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 15. • Decide on the sections in your portfolio• Get file folders to collect your artifacts• Don’t worry about time; just collect the information• Create your portfolio as a Word document• Scan certificates as jpg’s then copy and paste them into your Word portfolio document• Use high quality paper (32#) for printing your final document• Use tabs to separate the sections of your portfolio• Use sheet protectors for brochures or other items that you wish to display• Make sure that your portfolio has a consistent look throughout• The cleaner the look the better; fancy does not always mean betterGetting Started 15LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 16. Your portfolio is a representation of your professional side.Make it unique but not gaudy.Bring multiple copies of the finished portfolio to the interview.• Avery.com: affordable and easy customized binders• Galleryleather.com: leather portfolios• Kinkos/Staples: for reproduction of your portfolio with different bindingsPackaging Your Portfolio 16LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 17. The first two are Avery customized binders; the one on the far right is a binder purchased at Staples.Packaging Samples 17LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 18. Packaging Samples 18LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 19. Packaging Samples 19LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 20. http://www.slideshare.net/ldwgroup/career-portfolio-ldw-for-training-purposes-only Sample Portfolio 20 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 21. Do you have a quick answer to the that question: Tell me about yourself?Let the laminated card speak for you! These 5x7 laminated cards can beyour introduction item. Opening Your Interview 21 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 22. • Do not use it as a crutch but know every aspect of your portfolio – it is a story about you!• Make sure that you bring multiple copies so that everyone on the interview panel has a copy.• Behavioral interviews are excellent for directing the interview panel to various tabs/sections that highlight specific work or projects. You can take the interviewers to the tabs in your portfolio to speak about those projects.Portfolio & the Interview 22LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 23. Now that you have made a great impression duringthe interview with your career portfolio, now makean even greater one with a video thank you.You can be creative as you want. There is powerin video. You can record a video thank you withfree services such as Skype or ooVoo. This serviceis called MyVideoTalk. You can forward this to therecipient via email.http://268413.myvideotalkstudio.com/videomail/player/mid/1299632/tid/121242/cid/41608/uid/149943/fid/302715/package/0The TX After the Interview 23LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 24. • Once you complete the hardcopy version of your portfolio, it is a relatively simple task to create an electronic version.• You will be copying and pasting your Word documents into a web-based electronic format.e-Portfolios 24LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 25. Advantages• Corrections can be made in real time• Can send the portfolio link to companies to review• Can change design in real time• Saves on reproduction costse-Portfolios 25LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 26. Disadvantages• Must have Internet connectivity to open and review• Need to be sure the person receiving is tech savvy (does not mind web-based resources)e-Portfolios 26LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 27. LINDA D. WOODARD, MBM P.O. Box 603626 Cleveland, OH 44103866.649.6194 linda@ldwgroup.biz http://ldwgroup.biz ePorfolio for Linda D. Woodard http://lindawoodard.myefolio.com/Home Sample e-Portfolio 27 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 28. www.efolioworld.comThis is efolio’s for profit side. Annual fee isless than $20 per year. You can also createmultiple portfolios. Very user friendly withsome patience.http://lindawoodard.myefolio.com/ldwgroupllc/Home(I have multiple portfolios on this platform.) e-Portfolio Platforms 28 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 29. www.wix.comThis is a free website builder for portfolios. Youcan upgrade your service and get FREEDomain + $125 worth of advertising vouchersfor Google & Facebook. They have a lot ofattractive templates to select from to createyour portfolio. Fairly user friendly.http://www.wix.com/lin024/ldwgroupcdftraining e-Portfolio Platforms 29 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 30. http://carbonmade.comhttp://lindadwoodard.carbonmade.com/aboutThis is a free service that allows you to create ashort portfolio. It has limited capabilities with thefree version; you have 5 projects, 35 images, andno videos. If you upgrade, you pay $12/month andget to add more photos and video and personalizethe landing page. Some issues with saving work;fairly user friendly. e-Portfolio Platforms 30 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 31. Start out by Googling your name: Go to Google.com andput your name in: “FName LName “. Hit enter and seewhat comes up! www.google.comSome facts: 80% of employers research prospective candidates online (Face Book, LinkedIn, You Tube, etc.) so make sure your online presence is professional and accurate. Your résumé must have key words because most job boards use ATS which scan for specific words when matching for jobs. LinkedIn is the most accepted professional profile site that employers use. What’s Online About You? 31 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 32. There are many online profile vendors thatoffer a variety of types of profiles.Listed next are highlights of some freeservices that provide ease of creation andprovide an URL for sharing and searchoptimization. Selecting the Right Online Profile for You 32 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 33. www.linkedin.comLinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network withover 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedInconnects you to your trusted contacts and helps youexchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with abroader network of professionals. This is a free serviceand one of the best networking services available. At aminimum, everyone should have a LinkedIn profile.http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindawoodard Online Profiles 33 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 34. http://www.indeed.com/Indeed is a résumé service that uses a vertical searchengine to search for jobs. You can set up your account toseek certain types of jobs. You don’t have to set up anaccount; if an employer is interested in your résumé thenthey contact Indeed. Your detailed contact information isonly publically displayed (city and state only). It is also anopen search engine so you can see how others are postingtheir résumés. Very user friendly and free.www.indeed.com/me/lindadwoodard Online Profiles 34 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 35. www.caeerscribe.comCareerScribe provides a secure, user-friendly, careersupport solution. With CareerScribe, members candocument personal and professional accomplishments,education, employment, job preferences, aspirations,references, accolades, goals, pertinent documents andeven video. This is a free service and very user friendly.http://pros.careerscribe.com/lwoodar Online Profiles 35 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 36. www.epsilen.comThis is another free service that allows you to create anonline profile of your professional background. You canupload your resume, a video and links. Fairly user friendly.http://www.epsilen.com/lwoodard5 Online Profiles 36 LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)
  • 37. THANK YOU!Contact the LDW Group for Career Portfolio Servicewww.ldwgroup.bizlinda@ldwgroup.biz866-649-61945/12 37LDW Group LLC-All Rights Reserved (Reproduction by Permission Only)

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