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Overview

The employment market of the new millennium has not gotten any easier. Employers are more demanding and more selective than ever. How do you distinguish yourself from your competition and prove that you are the right person for the job? Creating Your Career Portfolio: At-a-Glance Guide for Students can give you the edge you need.

Launch Your Career!

Now that your resume has gotten you the interviews you want — use your Career Portfolio to get you the job. A Career Portfolio is a self-certification tool that contains samples of your work, community service, memberships, goals, and more. Use it to show off your greatest strengths and abilities.

Get that Internship or Co-Or
  • Highlight your academic experiences
  • Focus on course work and project samples
Third Edition - New Features
  • Extensive discussion on identifying and understanding transferable skills
  • All new – "Ask the Experts" for answers to your most common questions
  • More details on electronic portfolios – how to develop them and how to use them
  • Updated electronic templates – including an electronic portfolio template
  • Expanded discussion on documenting soft (interpersonal) skills
  • Greater descriptions on how to use your Career Portfolio!

Includes CD-ROM with templates for creating an electronic portfolio

  • Microsoft WORD templates contain commonly used forms for goals, objectives, statements of originality, references, awards, projects in progress andproject overview cards
The resume may get you the interview...
but it's the Career Portfolio that gets you the job!!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131505049
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/23/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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. I Don't Need a Portfolio, 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 Résumé: An Overview of Your Portfolio.

What Goes in Your Résumé? Résumé Basics. Organizing Your Résumé. The Scannable Résumé. New Trends in Résumés. Sending out Your Résumé. Your Résumé Sets the Stage. Related Websites.



4. Proving Your Skills.

Look at the Big Picture. Work Samples. Your Commitment to Personal Growth. 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. 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!



6. 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.



7. 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…



8. 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.



9. Resource Guide.

Supply List. Emergency Portfolio Instructions. Action Verbs. Department of Labor SCANs. Transferable Skill List. List of Templates on the Disk.



Index.
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Preface

If you're looking to find the right job, stand out among the Competition, prove yourself, and feel confident in the Interview process, you are ready to create your career portfolio.

Succeed in a tough job market—Use your career portfolio to compete for the job, show your future employer what you are worth and how you can save them training dollars. Show that employer you are worth the investment!

Stand Out—With the help of this book you are going to create a Career Portfolio, a track record of your education and work experiences that you can take with you to a job interview. The portfolio is a zippered 3-ring binder containing information about your beliefs, experiences, and education. It will contain samples of your work, either in a classroom setting or on the job. The portfolio may also include a list of your skills and abilities. With a portfolio in hand, you can walk into an interview and be able to show the interviewer samples of your work, pictures of projects or community involvement, certificates you've earned, and memberships you have held. Your portfolio will be customized to you, so it will set you apart from everyone else.

Interview with Confidence—A portfolio also lets you walk into an interview with more confidence, because while putting it together you'll be examining your goals, writing down your beliefs about work and your career, documenting your strengths, and identifying your weaknesses. By the time you have put together your first career portfolio you should be able to handle those hard interview questions like "Tell me about yourself," "What are your goals for the future?," or "What do youbring to the table for us?"

Start Out Ahead—Portfolios can do more than boost your confidence in an interview. They can also help you get ahead in the marketplace. A well-crafted portfolio shows employers you have the skills and abilities they are looking for. We have seen people with portfolios obtain higher starting salaries because they could prove their skills to an employer.

Track Your Career—Once you have the job, your portfolio doesn't go into a closet until you're looking for another job. Your portfolio changes as you begin to collect and document your work on the job. Then your portfolio serves as proof of your abilities on the job and can be used to track job performance aced help position you for advancement.

Creating Your Career PortfolioAt-a-Glance Guide for Students, and Edition, gives you guidelines for creating your career portfolio. In this book you'll find:

  • A list of supplies you need to begin
  • General guidelines for organizing your portfolio
  • Detailed discussions of information to be included in different sections
  • Pointers on using the portfolio in an interview or job review
  • A style guide—containing tips for creating better looking test, photographs, and videos, as well as other ideas for making the production side of the portfolio process run smoothly.

Organization

This book is divided into six sections:

Overview

  • Chapter 1: The Portfolio Process—An overview of the whole process of portfolio development.

Planning and Collecting Materials

  • Chapter 2: Planning Your Portfolio—Tools to help you develop your work philosophy and career goals.
  • Chapter 3: The Resume: An Overview of Your Portfolio—A look at different types of resumes, both paper and electronic.
  • Chapter 4: Proving Your Skills—How to collect, select, and assemble your work samples, certifications, and community service items.

Putting the Portfolio Together

  • Chapter 5: The Assembly—Putting it all together; producing the portfolio.
  • Chapter 6: The Electronic Portfolio—Creating a digital version of your portfolio for the Internet or distribution on Compact Disk (CD).

How to Use the Completed Portfolio

  • Chapter 7: The Portfolio in Action: Getting the Job—"Now that I have it, what do I do with it?" Using the portfolio in an interview or to get an internship or co-op experience.

Making the Portfolio Look Good

  • Chapter 8: A Matter of Style—Production tips focusing on making your documents, pictures, and videos look their best.

Quick Reference Materials

  • Chapter 9: Resource Guide—Additional resources to make your career portfolio a success, including:
    • Supply list with product numbers
    • Emergency assembly instructions
    • A list of action verbs for use in resumes
    • Skill competencies
    • Transferable skill list
    • A list of templates included on the diskette.

We've tried to make this At-a-Glance Guide live up to its name. If you like to read books straight through from the beginning, you'll find this book organized in a logical way. If you don't like to read a guide until you need help with a particular step, you're in luck. You don't have to read this book from cover to cover to find helpful information. You'll find an overview to the process in this chapter. Along the way you'll see bright ideas, samples, "Ask the Expert" questions, and stories to help you make the most of the career portfolio process.

When you are ready to work on a particular portion of the portfolio, look up the specific section in Chapters 2-4 for more information.

For assistance on developing good-looking work samples and documents, refer to Chapter 8—A Matter of Style.

When you're ready to put your portfolio together, turn to Chapter 5—The Assembly, or Chapter 6—The Electronic Portfolio. Before you go to your interview or job review, re-read Chapter 7—The Portfolio in Action ...Getting the Job.

Regardless of how you use this book, you'll find it filled with examples, tips, and ideas that will make the portfolio process truly rewarding.

We have been researching from the employer and employee perspective for more than 10 years on Career Portfolios. For more hints, stories, seminar information, questions, and additional resources for the career portfolio, please check out our website at . If you have any questions or we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact us via mail or e-mail.

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Introduction

If you're looking to find the right job, stand out among the Competition, prove yourself, and feel confident in the Interview process, you are ready to create your career portfolio.

Succeed in a tough job market--Use your career portfolio to compete for the job, show your future employer what you are worth and how you can save them training dollars. Show that employer you are worth the investment!

Stand Out--With the help of this book you are going to create a Career Portfolio, a track record of your education and work experiences that you can take with you to a job interview. The portfolio is a zippered 3-ring binder containing information about your beliefs, experiences, and education. It will contain samples of your work, either in a classroom setting or on the job. The portfolio may also include a list of your skills and abilities. With a portfolio in hand, you can walk into an interview and be able to show the interviewer samples of your work, pictures of projects or community involvement, certificates you've earned, and memberships you have held. Your portfolio will be customized to you, so it will set you apart from everyone else.

Interview with Confidence--A portfolio also lets you walk into an interview with more confidence, because while putting it together you'll be examining your goals, writing down your beliefs about work and your career, documenting your strengths, and identifying your weaknesses. By the time you have put together your first career portfolio you should be able to handle those hard interview questions like "Tell me about yourself," "What are your goals for the future?," or "What do you bring to the table for us?"

StartOut Ahead--Portfolios can do more than boost your confidence in an interview. They can also help you get ahead in the marketplace. A well-crafted portfolio shows employers you have the skills and abilities they are looking for. We have seen people with portfolios obtain higher starting salaries because they could prove their skills to an employer.

Track Your Career--Once you have the job, your portfolio doesn't go into a closet until you're looking for another job. Your portfolio changes as you begin to collect and document your work on the job. Then your portfolio serves as proof of your abilities on the job and can be used to track job performance aced help position you for advancement.

Creating Your Career Portfolio--At-a-Glance Guide for Students, and Edition, gives you guidelines for creating your career portfolio. In this book you'll find:

  • A list of supplies you need to begin
  • General guidelines for organizing your portfolio
  • Detailed discussions of information to be included in different sections
  • Pointers on using the portfolio in an interview or job review
  • A style guide--containing tips for creating better looking test, photographs, and videos, as well as other ideas for making the production side of the portfolio process run smoothly.

Organization

This book is divided into six sections:

Overview

  • Chapter 1: The Portfolio Process--An overview of the whole process of portfolio development.

Planning and Collecting Materials

  • Chapter 2: Planning Your Portfolio--Tools to help you develop your work philosophy and career goals.
  • Chapter 3: The Resume: An Overview of Your Portfolio--A look at different types of resumes, both paper and electronic.
  • Chapter 4: Proving Your Skills--How to collect, select, and assemble your work samples, certifications, and community service items.

Putting the Portfolio Together

  • Chapter 5: The Assembly--Putting it all together; producing the portfolio.
  • Chapter 6: The Electronic Portfolio--Creating a digital version of your portfolio for the Internet or distribution on Compact Disk (CD).

How to Use the Completed Portfolio

  • Chapter 7: The Portfolio in Action: Getting the Job--"Now that I have it, what do I do with it?" Using the portfolio in an interview or to get an internship or co-op experience.

Making the Portfolio Look Good

  • Chapter 8: A Matter of Style--Production tips focusing on making your documents, pictures, and videos look their best.

Quick Reference Materials

  • Chapter 9: Resource Guide--Additional resources to make your career portfolio a success, including:
    • Supply list with product numbers
    • Emergency assembly instructions
    • A list of action verbs for use in resumes
    • Skill competencies
    • Transferable skill list
    • A list of templates included on the diskette.

We've tried to make this At-a-Glance Guide live up to its name. If you like to read books straight through from the beginning, you'll find this book organized in a logical way. If you don't like to read a guide until you need help with a particular step, you're in luck. You don't have to read this book from cover to cover to find helpful information. You'll find an overview to the process in this chapter. Along the way you'll see bright ideas, samples, "Ask the Expert" questions, and stories to help you make the most of the career portfolio process.

When you are ready to work on a particular portion of the portfolio, look up the specific section in Chapters 2-4 for more information.

For assistance on developing good-looking work samples and documents, refer to Chapter 8--A Matter of Style.

When you're ready to put your portfolio together, turn to Chapter 5--The Assembly, or Chapter 6--The Electronic Portfolio. Before you go to your interview or job review, re-read Chapter 7--The Portfolio in Action ...Getting the Job.

Regardless of how you use this book, you'll find it filled with examples, tips, and ideas that will make the portfolio process truly rewarding.

We have been researching from the employer and employee perspective for more than 10 years on Career Portfolios. For more hints, stories, seminar information, questions, and additional resources for the career portfolio, please check out our website at learnovation.com. If you have any questions or we can be of assistance, please feel free to contact us via mail or e-mail.

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