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C&C session 6

  1. 1. C & C Career & CompetenceCareercoachinggroup<br />Session 6<br />Competence portfolio / <br />profile<br />Milja Tuomaala & Tiina Hämäläinen, University of Oulu, VALOA-project<br />
  2. 2. Portfolio- Profile of yourpersonalcompetence –<br />Picture from: http://portuguesemdia.pbworks.com/f/1266770545/portfolio.jpg<br />
  3. 3. A way to tell what you can- portfolio<br />if CV in not enough…<br />too formal<br />too limited<br />you wish to tell more about yourself<br />…it is possible to create a portfolio<br />your own, personal achievement folder<br />“self-praise folder”<br />youcanmakeyour ’path’ towardsyourexpertisevisible for yourself – and for others<br />
  4. 4. What is a portfolio?<br />PortfolioderivedfromLatinportare, ('to carry'/movable) and folium ('document'/artifact)<br />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')<br />A type of “briefcase”<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portfolio<br />
  5. 5. What is a portfolio?<br />a purposefulcollection of artifactsthatdescribeyourprogress (in yourprofession)<br />works, samples, products, experiences, reflections<br />chosen for a purpose<br />itdocumentsyourefforts, progress, achievements<br />the purpose is to show yourpersonalknowhow and expertise<br />
  6. 6. What is a portfolio?<br />A portfolio is a process as well as a product<br />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<br />A (career) portfolio is also a product, a concretecollectionwhichdocumentsevidence of yourwork and learninghistory, yourskills, interests, abilities, and feedback fromothers.<br />
  7. 7. ”The first and mostsignificantact of portfolio preparationis the decision of the purposesfor the portfolio” <br />Helen Barrett<br />
  8. 8. Why portfolio?<br />Creating a portfolio involves reflection, collection, selection, and making connections of<br />Whatyouhavedone<br />How youhavedoneit<br />Whatyouhavelearnt<br />How youwant to improve<br />Etc……Helpsyou to realizeyourcompetences and skills <br />
  9. 9. Portfolio typesfor example<br />Project portfolio<br />to document the stepstakenalong the way to a finishedproduct<br />Achievement portfolio<br />to documentqualityrecentwork to assess the level of achievement at a certainpoint in time<br />Growth portfolio<br />to show progresstowardspecificlearningtargets<br />documentsincreasinglevels of achievement<br />
  10. 10. Digital portfolio (e-portfolio)<br />a portfolio that has been prepared for distribution online<br />differsfrom a traditional portfolio only in itsform, not in itscontents<br />digital portfolio, an electronic portfolio, ePortfolio, & a webfolio (ifstored on the web)<br />work is notsaved in a folderbut to a computerhard-drive, a CD-ROM, somewhere on the web. <br />one EASY way to create an electronic portfolio:a blog<br />
  11. 11. Remember to update your portfolio regularly.<br />  <br />Creating a portfolio is a reflective and on-going process.<br />Remember, your portfolio is never complete<br />- Your development process continues…<br />
  12. 12. Rememberalso: yourwebpersonality/identity = ”yourother CV”<br />Think, howyoupresentyourself in Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, YouTube… <br />How aboutyourblogging …?<br />”Työnantajan parjaaminen Facebookissa on johtanut ainakin yhden PAMin edustaman työntekijän irtisanomiseen[…]” (Taloussanomat 27.10.09)<br />roughlytranslated: Badmouthingyouremployer in Facebookhas led to at leastonesacking…<br />
  13. 13. An important ”Career Channel” for <br />professionalnetworkingnowadays is <br />LinkedIn:<br />http://www.linkedin.com/<br />A place to network and find open positions<br />The mostimportantrecruitingchannel for manycompanies<br />Creating a personalprofile is easy and networkingafterthatgoesfast…<br />Moreinformation: http://www.oulu.fi/careerservices/stepbystep.htm<br />(Presentation by Tom Laine)<br />
  14. 14. Examples of E-portfolios<br />http://quintcareers.4jobs.com/SAMPLE-CAREER-PORTFOLIO-RES<br />http://www.sarahodavis.com/index.html<br />http://www.kzoo.edu/pfolio/archive/example/weigandt/<br />http://www.kzoo.edu/pfolio/archive/example/jenks/home.htm<br />
  15. 15. and in Finnish…<br />http://portfolioni.blogspot.com/<br />http://harto.wordpress.com/<br />http://www.helsinki.fi/~jaaleino/tievie/portfolio.html<br />http://www.cop.fi/kotisivut/ILeppisaari/<br />
  16. 16. Englishreferences<br />http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/admreg/downloaddoc/CAREER%20PORTFOLIO%20for%20Web.pdf<br />Building a personal and career portfolio http://www.curriculum.org/tcf/teachers/projects/repository/portfolios.pdf<br />http://www.utexas.edu/academic/cte/teachfolio.html<br />http://www.usask.ca/tlc/teaching_portfolios/index.html<br />
  17. 17. Exercise 6.1letter to yourgrandmother<br />Practicing to describeyourskills… <br />Write a letter to yourgrandmothertellingher;<br />Whatdoyoustudy?<br />Whathaveyoulearned in yourstudies?<br />What is the topic of yourgraduatethesis?<br />How wouldyourdreamjobbelike?<br /><ul><li>Remember to putit in an understandableway– tellthings in a waythat”evenyourgrandmotherwouldunderstandit”!</li></li></ul><li>Expertise<br /><ul><li>Nowadays being an expert is not all about personal/individual competences – expertise is seen more as collaboration and results gained in groups
  18. 18. Important skill in work life: being able to work in expert teams
  19. 19. A successful team can achieve more than its’ members could have achieved individually
  20. 20. Progressive problem-solving
  21. 21. Ongoing reflection
  22. 22. Interest towards new solutions, challenges and tasks
  23. 23. Motivation to learn more
  24. 24. Working at ’upper limits’, surpassing the limits, acquiring new knowledge and know-how
  25. 25. Continuous development of competence
  26. 26. Creating new knowledge</li></li></ul><li>Differentation of Routine Experts and Adaptive Experts<br />’Routine Experts’<br />Successful in familiarsituations, problems and circumstances<br />Successful in similar routine tasks<br />No/littledevelopment of expertise and work<br />’Adaptiveexperts’<br />Successful in variablesituations, problems and circumstances<br />Morelikely to beable to construct new knowledge as theysolveproblems<br />New problemshandled and solvedsuccessfully<br />Development of expertise and work<br />
  27. 27. Moreaboutexpertise…<br />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.<br />Bereiter, C. & Scardamalia, M. (1993). Surpassing ourselves. An inquiry into the nature and implications of expertise. Chicago: Open Court Publishing Company. <br />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. <br />
  28. 28. Interviewsimulations<br /><ul><li>Instructions for jobseeker:
  29. 29. E-mail yourrevisedapplication & CV to yourinterviewerbydeadline
  30. 30. Remember to sendalso the jobannouncementfor the position youareapplying (ifit’snot an open position, describe the imaginaryposition; company, title, responsibilitiesetc)
  31. 31. Bringallneededdocuments with you (certificates, testimonials, letters of reference)
  32. 32. Instructions for interviewer:
  33. 33. Prepareinterviewquestions for yourpair (seepreviousmaterials and useyourimagination)
  34. 34. Bringjobseekersapplicationdocumentswith you
  35. 35. Instructions for bothinterviewer & jobseeker:
  36. 36. Be on time
  37. 37. Dressproperly
  38. 38. Behavelikeitwouldbe a normalinterview!</li></li></ul><li>Assignment for OUR next C&C meeting<br />Gettingready for interviewsimulation;<br />Reviseyourapplication & CV<br />Send the application, CV and jobannouncement (ordescription of the job) to yourinterviewer<br />Prepare for the interview<br />Prepareinterviewquestions for yourpair<br />