Creating Your Career Portfolio

Creating Your Career Portfolio : At a Glance Guide for Students

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For courses in Career Planning, Career Development, Employment/Job Search; Intro courses where students will begin to compile projects and work samples to show skills; and Senior Seminar/Capstone Courses where advanced students are preparing to enter the workplace.Designed to assist students in pulling together their many skills and competencies, this innovative, easy-to-read guidebook provides detailed instructions for planning, assembling, and using a personal Career Portfolio for a job search or promotion. It shows them how to tie together and "package" their work experiences, class projects, professional development, and personal experiences to help them "sell themselves" in the job market.
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  • Mixed media product | 157 pages
  • 154.2 x 229.4 x 11.2mm | 240.41g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130908517
  • 9780130908513

Table of contents

1. The Portfolio Process. Employers Want Proof. Why Do I Need a Portfolio? What Is a Portfolio? What Supplies Do I Need to Get Started? Creating and Using the Portfolio. How Will I Use This in a Job Review? Using the Portfolio to Keep Track of Certifications & Professional Development. Sounds Great-But It Won't Work for Me. Sounds Great-But I Don't Need It, I Have Lots of Job Offers. I Need a Portfolio Now!!! Read On.2. Planning Your Portfolio. Designing Your Career. Work Philosophy. Goals. Your Career Plan. Building Your Portfolio Plan.3. The Resume: An Overview of Your Portfolio. What Goes in Your Resume? Resume Basics. Organizing Your Resume. The Scannable Resume. New Trends in Resumes. Sending out Your Resume. Your Resume Sets the Stage. Related Websites.4. Proving Your Skills. Look at the Big Picture. Work Samples. Letters of Recommendation. Works in Progress. Skill Sets. Certifications, Diplomas, Degrees, or Awards. Community Service. Academic Plan of Study. Faculty and Employer Biographies. References.5. Your Commitment to Personal Growth. Professional Memberships and Services. Using the Portfolio to Track Certifications & Professional Development.6. The Assembly. Assembling the Portfolio. Step 1...Things to Gather. Step 2... Sorting and Organizing. Step 3...Putting It Together. Step 4...Developing Support Materials. Step 5...Check It Out. Assembling an On-the-Job Portfolio. Congratulations-You Have a Career Portfolio.7. The Electronic Portfolio. Technology Levels the "Playing Field." Why Would I Want an Electronic Portfolio? Wait!-I'm not a "Techno Wizard"-How Can I Do This? Getting It All Together. Designing the Electronic Career Portfolio. Making the Most of Your Electronic Portfolio.8. The Portfolio in Action: Getting the Job. Now That I Have It, How Do I Use It? Interview Techniques. After It's Over... Getting the Internship or Co-Op Experience. Using the Portfolio for Reviews and Promotions. The Portfolio in Action...9. A Matter of Style. Text. Visual Media-Working with Pictures and Video. Production Tools-Copiers, Scanners, and Printers. Paper and Printing. Send Us Your Success Story.10. Resource Guide. Supply List. Emergency Portfolio Instructions. Action Verbs. Department of Labor SCANs. List of Templates on the Disk.Index.
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