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Career Portfolio

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The basics of building a career portfolio.

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Career Portfolio

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

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