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Building Effective e-Portfolios
            Be wise - use resources
             Be a leader - set an example
            ...
Presenter




            Roger Guy Baguley, C.H.R.P, Human Resources Professional
                       C: 416.953.2356 ...
Table of Contents
         Title Page ~ Opening statement
          ~ Who are you?
         Mission, Values, and persona...
Mission Statement
       Will identify who you are, what you
        have done, and what career direction
        you hav...
Roger’s Mission Statement
      To coach, encourage, motivate and
       promote candidates to assume
       responsibili...
What is an E-Portfolio
     An Electronic image of your:



      Accomplishment and                Successes in         ...
Why Use an E-Portfolio
    Past behaviour is a good indicator of future
     performance…gives potential employers live e...
The Value of an E-Portfolio
      A demonstration of skills and abilities through proven
       successful work history -...
How to Use of an E-Portfolio
       URL Include your e-Portfolio URL* in your résumé, in your cover
        letter, and i...
Identify Talents, Skills & Competencies
       Begin with your previous job
        descriptions and highlight your key
 ...
Using E-Portfolio at Interview
    Using your portfolio is like show
     and tell:
             However, there is a rig...
Using E-Portfolio at Interview
      Don't save your portfolio until the end of
       the interview

             The e...
Using Samples in Interview
     The interviewer will ask you a question:

             Take a moment to think about your...
Organize/Design Your Portfolio
     Organize/Design your e-Portfolio

               By experiences?
               By ...
Organization Suggestions
      Educational
             Copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates and relevant learning ...
Things You Need to Do
                    Be Equipped                                  Be Proactive
       Bring: business...
e-Portfolio Tips
      Limit your samples, do not include everything you have ever
       created

      Place your best...
E-Portfolio Tips
      Keep your e-Portfolio up to date: check links to make sure they
       are still working and avail...
e-Portfolio Tips
     Assess each example: projects, documents and
      presentations in your e-Portfolio and ask these
...
Helpful Websites
                       http://www.slideshare.net/


                        http://www.wowresume.com


...
Helpful Networking Websites
                                             http://www.linkedin.com/


                    ...
Do you have what it takes
                                      Repeat the
                                  process to pr...
Reminder

      Change is inevitable!



                                Growth is optional!
                             ...
Thank You
      Thanks for your attention

      Thanks for your time and sharing your experiences.

      Thanks for y...
Definitions
      The definition of ‘URL’is ‘Uniform Resource Locator which is an internet
       address (for example, h...
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Building Effective e-Portfolios

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Take the time to plan your past work experiences and accomplishments; then build your e-portfolio. Your e-portfolio is an electronic history of who you are as a business professional. It presents your accomplishments and value to your past employers along with your skills, competencies, knowledge and abilities. It also gives you an opportunity to showcase key work projects, presentations and publications. Your e-portfolio can be your door to an interview or confirmation of the information provided during an interview.

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Building Effective e-Portfolios

  1. 1. Building Effective e-Portfolios Be wise - use resources Be a leader - set an example Be a visionary - find solutions Be prepared - do your research Be informed - act with intelligence Be open - welcome new ideas and ways Be giving - share knowledge, skills and ideas Be proud - showcase your accomplishments July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 1
  2. 2. Presenter Roger Guy Baguley, C.H.R.P, Human Resources Professional C: 416.953.2356 F: 905.508.6348 E: rogerguybaguley@gmail.com W: www.rogerguybaguley.ca July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 2
  3. 3. Table of Contents  Title Page ~ Opening statement ~ Who are you?  Mission, Values, and personal Career Goal/s statement  Skills, talents, competencies, abilities and knowledge  Education, Key Learning, and Training  Achievements, Key accomplishments, Corporate Recognitions and Awards  List of important professional associations, and business affiliations of which you are member  Résumé  Hobbies, interests and personal non-corporate skills July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 3
  4. 4. Mission Statement Will identify who you are, what you have done, and what career direction you have chosen. This statement is a ‘work in progress’ and should be revisited several times a year. This is an opportunity to identify your personal career goals in plain direct language. language July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 4
  5. 5. Roger’s Mission Statement To coach, encourage, motivate and promote candidates to assume responsibility for their career direction by offering the tools to scrutinize and identify their career goals and by supporting them through this process. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 5
  6. 6. What is an E-Portfolio An Electronic image of your: Accomplishment and Successes in Skills, Education and Achievements progressive order Credentials Contributions Expertise Career Highlights July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 6
  7. 7. Why Use an E-Portfolio  Past behaviour is a good indicator of future performance…gives potential employers live examples of your accomplishments to date  Tangible examples of your skills and abilities:  Draw attention to key information,  Give better understanding of growth related to career path,  Distinguishes you from others and builds self confidence,  Enhance your ability to self-market,  Analysis of past projects and career performance,  Identifies gaps through reflection,  Showcases ongoing growth, accomplishments and results,  Highlights superior technical and management skills,  Demonstrates your excellent communication skills. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 7
  8. 8. The Value of an E-Portfolio  A demonstration of skills and abilities through proven successful work history - Shows collection of documents, artifacts, & work examples  Preparation for interviews – can use as discussion guide  As a career planning tool will showcase your career evolution and can be used as a self-promotional tool  A display of your work ethic, interests, and personality  Can be used in an interview or you can include the link as part of an employment application/résumé  Can be easily updated throughout your career  Potential employers can review prior to your interview - available on-line to potential employers 24/7 July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 8
  9. 9. How to Use of an E-Portfolio  URL Include your e-Portfolio URL* in your résumé, in your cover letter, and in your email signature  Distribution Only send your URL* to an employer with a reason for them to look at it – you need to get them interested first before they will want to view it  Interview In an interview, give teasers about what’s in your e-Portfolio – if the interviewer agrees, take your laptop and demonstrate your e-Portfolio. Bring a hard copy of key pieces of the e-Portfolio to leave with the employer  Demonstrate Directly reference projects that are relevant to the accountabilities of the position  Customize Tailor your e-Portfolio to your ideal organization &/or this specific opportunity *See last slide for ULR and domain name definitions July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 9
  10. 10. Identify Talents, Skills & Competencies  Begin with your previous job descriptions and highlight your key competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities)  Develop your list of the talents, key skills, competencies and knowledge  Think of examples of when and where you successfully used these skills  Identify the benefits to the employees, management &/or organization of using these your competencies (knowledge, skills and abilities) July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 10
  11. 11. Using E-Portfolio at Interview  Using your portfolio is like show and tell:  However, there is a right time and a wrong time to present your portfolio or its contents to an interviewer  Don’t hand over your portfolio at the beginning of the interview:  the interviewer will be tempted to look through it while talking to you and may not give you his or her full attention,  or the interviewer will listen to you and miss out on the great examples that you have included. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 11
  12. 12. Using E-Portfolio at Interview  Don't save your portfolio until the end of the interview  The employer may have a very limited amount of time to spend with each job candidate, so he or she may not have time to skim through your portfolio before the next interview.  Your portfolio will go in at briefcase to be examined later (if at all), at which time your work will not make a good connection to your interview. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 12
  13. 13. Using Samples in Interview  The interviewer will ask you a question:  Take a moment to think about your answer  pinpoint in your e-Portfolio an item that relates specifically to your answer.  Answer the question.  Then say, I have an example in my e-Portfolio.  With the permission of the interviewer, show your sample.  Give the interviewer time to review the document.  You can ask if there is anything they would like elaborated. Wait for them to look at you to continue talking. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 13
  14. 14. Organize/Design Your Portfolio  Organize/Design your e-Portfolio  By experiences?  By skill set?  Reverse chronologically?  Cross referenced?  Include a site map so:  reviewers can navigate easily and  easily locate key information of interest  Depends if you are:  targeting a specific job or industry or  other job search factors July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 14
  15. 15. Organization Suggestions  Educational  Copies of degrees, diplomas, certificates and relevant learning experiences  Competencies (Knowledge, skills and abilities)  Demonstrations of skills and knowledge (management, research, conflict resolution, instructional) or whatever is most relevant to your targeted function or organization  Work Experiences  Examples of projects, positive evaluation, accomplishments, letters  Recommendations from supervisors or project group members  Special projects where you were the Team Leader or Discussion Leader  Documents, Presentations, PowerPoint and other electronic Presentations  Extracurricular Projects and Related Accomplishments  Flyers, programs, awards, letters of appreciation, certificates, volunteer work  Relevant Hobbies and Personal Interests  Awards, certificates, photos, travels  Blog and/or work website July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 15
  16. 16. Things You Need to Do Be Equipped Be Proactive Bring: business cards, hard/electronic Cross check materials in your portfolio to copy of portfolio and key materials, your résumé. Are all your skill sets current résumé. identified and represented to maximum? Be Current Be Organized Re-evaluate and update your portfolio Organize your résumé, samples and for each job interview. business cards. Be Prepared Be Knowledgeable Practice presenting your portfolio Edit, add or subtract materials based on before the actual interview. the portfolio’s specific purpose. Be Proud Choose a wide variety of materials to demonstrate the full scope of your abilities. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 16
  17. 17. e-Portfolio Tips  Limit your samples, do not include everything you have ever created  Place your best and most important projects/documents at the top of each page in each category  Keep the page layout clean and simple, allowing for your work to do the talking  To make it easy for people to find you, be sure to include your contact information on your site in a searchable text format  Use your own domain name  If you’ve developed websites for clients, don’t just list the URLs - your e-Portfolio, include images of those projects with captions July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 17
  18. 18. E-Portfolio Tips  Keep your e-Portfolio up to date: check links to make sure they are still working and available for viewing  When developing your online e-Portfolio, be aware of long download times for flash and animated features and think over whether these will apply in your job  Restrict the main points to one page  Goal is to keep prospective employers &/or search firms reading your e-Portfolio so they know the full scope of your talents  You may want to make CD or Memory Sticks copies of your e- Portfolio to leave with the employer during the final interview.  Include staff count in the résumé section beside the company name  Identify if the company is union or non-union, the name of the industry and if the company is International July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 18
  19. 19. e-Portfolio Tips  Assess each example: projects, documents and presentations in your e-Portfolio and ask these questions:  Why is this document included and what script/explanation must be developed to explain?  When was this document developed and why?  What benefit did this document bring to the profit, the team and/or the organization?  Did you create the document or were you a contributing team member to the project? Acknowledge the Team Members.  Who is the intended audience for the specific document?  How was the document developed and what software/hardware was used?  Identify presentations you made: corporate announcements, board/group meetings, training sessions, reports, etc. July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 19
  20. 20. Helpful Websites  http://www.slideshare.net/  http://www.wowresume.com  http://www.visualcv.com/login  http://www.brandego.com  http://www.blueskyportfolios.com/ July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 20
  21. 21. Helpful Networking Websites  http://www.linkedin.com/  http://www.ning.com/  Social Capital Development Network http://flowork.ning.com/  http://www.plaxo.com/ July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 21
  22. 22. Do you have what it takes Repeat the process to prepare Get the job for your next job Where are you going? (Long and Short term goals Development is an ongoing responsibility Put in place your to move Do you have what job hunt process forward it takes to get there? Acquire missing Evaluate what you have and training and what you need certifications (Skills, Knowledge, Abilities) July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 22
  23. 23. Reminder Change is inevitable! Growth is optional!  Remember the story about the person with 15 years experience which was just really Change is inevitable! one year experience fifteen times.  Find ways to grow your skills, competencies, & knowledge every year ….and regularly document this growth in your e-Portfolio…! Change is inevitable! July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 23
  24. 24. Thank You  Thanks for your attention  Thanks for your time and sharing your experiences.  Thanks for your feedback and recommendations!  Please view my e-Portfolio at www.rogerguybaguley.ca  Please stay in touch through LinkedIn or email. rogerguybaguley@gmail.com July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 24
  25. 25. Definitions  The definition of ‘URL’is ‘Uniform Resource Locator which is an internet address (for example, http://www.rogerguybaguley.ca/e_Portfolio.htm usually consisting of the access protocol (http), the domain name (www.rogerguybaguley.ca), and optionally the path to a file or resource residing on that server (e_Portfolio.htm).  What is a ‘Domain’? A domain name identifies a registered internet name. For example, my registered domain name is rogerguybaguley.ca Domain names are used in URLs to identify particular Web pages. Every domain name has a suffix that indicates which top level domain (TLD) it belongs to. There are only a limited number of such domains. For example: gov - Government agencies edu - Educational institutions org - Organizations (nonprofit) com - commercial business net - Network organizations ca - Canada July 2009 Roger Guy Baguley www.rogerguybaguley.ca 25

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