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Career Portfolio

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The basics of building a career portfolio.

The basics of building a career portfolio.

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  • 1. Myla Crouse, M.Ed., NCC, DCC Career Service Building C 114
  • 2. Gather your materials
    • Gather evidence of: Your 5 Ws
      • What you want to do -Job Objective / Mission Statement
      • What you know – coursework-work examples
      • What you have done –work history - bio
      • Where you want to do it – industry or company
      • Who will recommend you - references
  • 3. What is the purpose of a Career Portfolio?
    • Sell your credentials in a concrete way
    • Show your professional appearance
    • Document your skills
    • Lend credibility to track record
    • Demonstrate your writing skills
    • Evidence of your references
  • 4. What to include in your portfolio
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • Page of References
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Transcripts
    • Writing samples
    • Special projects
  • 5. When to use your Portfolio
    • Employment Interviews
    • Informational Interviews
    • Networking with others
  • 6. eportfolios
    • Consider launching your own website or blog
    • Can include other multi-media if appropriate
    • Be careful what is out there or said about you on other web pages, i.e.; face books, Twitter, blogs, etc.
  • 7. Resources
    • Traditional Career Portfolios
    • Building Your Career Portfolio, Carol Poore, 2001
    • The Career Portfolio Workbook , Frank Satterthwaite, 2002
    • ePortfolios
    • http://www.collegegrad.com/book/Job-Search-Prep/Develop-a-Personal-Career-Mission-Statement/
    • Creating E-Portfolios Using PowerPoint: A Guide for Educators (Paperback) by Kathleen K. Montgomery (Author), David A. Wiley (Author)
    • www.collecentral,com/lonestar you can create one for free- register today!
    • www.collegecentral.com check your college for free access to create a free eprortfolio
    • LinkedIn, Google Presentations allows you to develop a visual portfolio