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Capture an Employer's Attention Do you want to impress employers? Do you want to stand out from the crowd? Do you want to convince an employer that you are the best person for the job? If so, you need a plan -- and you need a portfolio! Your Career and Life Plan Portfolio takes you step-by-step through the process of creating and presenting a thorough career and life plan, and a portfolio to support it. Don't just read this book -- use it! Write in it. Complete the worksheets. Jot down notes. The pages are even designed to tear out and include in your portfolio. As your needs and experiences change, you can update and add to the activities and worksheets.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563709074
  • Publisher: EMC/Paradigm Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/15/2003
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to This Book vii
Part 1 Creating a Portfolio 1
Chapter 1 Introduction to Portfolios 2
Definition of a Portfolio 3
Benefits of a Portfolio 3
Portfolios and Goal-Setting 5
Types of Portfolios 6
The Master Portfolio 7
Worksheet: My Personal Information 10
Portfolios and Job Interviews 14
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 16
Chapter 2 Portfolio Organization 17
The Process 18
Worksheet: I Choose and Evaluate Content 20
Electronic Portfolios 21
The Importance of the Internet 25
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 26
Part 2 Understanding Yourself 27
Chapter 3 Who You Are 28
Values 29
Worksheet: My Career Values 30
Worksheet: My Life Values 32
Learning Styles 32
Personality Styles 33
Worksheet: My Personality Style 34
Self-Management Styles 35
Worksheet: My Risk-Taking Style 37
Worksheet: My Time-Management Style 38
Worksheet: How I Deal with Stress 40
Worksheet: My Physical Health 42
Worksheet: My Emotional Health 44
Life Roles 44
Worksheet: My Changing Life Roles 45
Worksheet: My Life Roles and Career Decisions 46
Career Interests 47
Worksheet: Jobs That Interest Me 47
Worksheet: My Career Interests 48
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 49
Chapter 4 What You Have to Offer 50
Job History 51
Worksheet: My Paid Employment 52
Worksheet: My Nonwork Experience 53
Accomplishments 54
Worksheet: My Accomplishments 55
Skills and Attributes 55
Worksheet: My Skills--Demonstrated and Documented 57
Education and Training 58
Testimonials and Recommendations 59
Life Changes 59
Worksheet: I Make Changes 60
Worksheet: My Personal Barriers 62
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 63
Part 3 Reaching Your Career Goals 65
Chapter 5 Exploring Career Options 66
Gathering Career Information 67
Worksheet: My Career Research 68
The Perfect Job for You 69
Worksheet: My Perfect Job 70
Sources of Career Information 71
Worksheet: My Informational Interviews 72
Training Options 77
Worksheet: I Explore Training Options 79
Self-Employment 80
Worksheet: I Consider Working for Myself 81
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 82
Chapter 6 Deciding on a Career Direction 83
Childhood Dreams 84
Worksheet: When I Was a Child 84
Career Decision-Making Model 85
Decide to Decide 86
Worksheet: I Decide to Decide 86
Gather Information About Yourself 87
Worksheet: My Likes and Dislikes 88
Explore What's Out There 89
Evaluate Options and Consequences 90
Worksheet: My Career Options Grid 92
Worksheet: My Top Two Career Choices 93
Make a Decision 94
Worksheet: My Decision 95
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 96
Chapter 7 Getting and Keeping Your Job 97
Put Together a Plan 98
Worksheet: My Plan of Action 99
Act 99
Worksheet: My Job Application Fact Sheet 101
Worksheet: My Resume Worksheet 105
Worksheet: My Cover Letter Outline 110
Worksheet: My Telephone Script 112
Worksheet: My Practice Interview Questions 114
Worksheet: I Evaluate a Job Offer 117
Worksheet: My Action Checklist 119
Evaluate Your Progress and Modify 120
Worksheet: My Plan Is in Progress 121
Keep Your New Job 122
Worksheet: My First-Week Checklist 123
Worksheet: My Areas for Growth 125
Worksheet: My Training and Education Checklist 128
Ten Keys to Success 129
Let's Review: Self-Assessment Checklist 130
Index 131
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