Creating Your Career Portfolio : At a Glance Guide for Students / Edition 2by Anna Graf Williams, Karen J. Hall, Karen J. Hall
Pub. Date: 01/11/2001
Publisher: Pearson Education
Designed to assist readers 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. An accompanying disk contains Microsoft Word templates with commonly used forms for goals and objectives, statements of originality, references, awards, projects in process, project overview cards, etc. The Portfolio Process. Planning Your Portfolio. The Resume: An Overview of Your Portfolio. Proving Your Skills. Your Commitment to Personal Growth. The Assembly. The Electronic Portfolio. Using It. A Matter of Style. Resource Guide. Professionals who are interested in advancing their career through promotion, are job shifting, or are returning to the job market. Also for Career Counselors and Human Resource Managers.
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Table of Contents
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 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. 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 "PlayingField." 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.
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