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Title: Building Your Skills Portfolio


1
Building Your Skills Portfolio
2
What is a Skills Portfolio?
  • A Skills Portfolio is a collection of materials
    presented to demonstrate a persons skills,
    accomplishments, experience and attributes.
  • A skills portfolio is NOT a resume substitute.

3
Why create a Skills Portfolio?
  • Skill awareness
  • Relevance and Adaptability
  • Record of acquisition
  • Interview boost

4
Top 10 Qualities Employers Seek
  • 1. Communication Skills
  • 2. Honesty/Integrity
  • 3. Teamwork Skills
  • 4. Interpersonal Skills
  • 5. Strong Work Ethic
  • 6. Motivation/Initiative
  • 7. Flexibility/Adaptability
  • 8. Analytical Skills
  • 9. Computer Skills
  • 10. Organizational Skills

5
Do you have these qualities?
  • Does a resume fully express these skills and
    qualities to an employer?
  • Does a Skills Portfolio?
  • Employers want EVIDENCE.

6
Some Assembly Required
  • You will need
  • A three ring binder
  • Awards
  • Certificates
  • Photos
  • Writing Samples
  • Evaluations, Recommendations
  • Transcripts
  • Creativity

7
Some Assembly Required
  • Cover Page
  • Career Goal Statement
  • Resume
  • Skills

8
Career Goal Statement
  • Cornerstone of Skills Portfolio
  • Concise and Specific
  • Answers
  • Why this career?
  • What is your careers purpose?
  • Avoids
  • Ive always wanted to be a
  • Cataloging achievements or lecturing

9
Resume
  • Come to Kick Start next week!
  • Call or stop by Patterson 111 to schedule an
    appointment during office hours for a resume
    critique!

10
Skills
  • Skill Types
  • Technical Skills
  • Transferable Skills
  • Skill Sources
  • Work experience
  • Life experience

11
Transferable Skills
  • Example Subheadings
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Creativity
  • Leadership
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Analytical Problem Solving
  • Organization

12
Technical Skills
  • Example Subheadings
  • Technology
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Animal Care
  • Agriculture

13
Skill Example - Communication
  • A person proficient in communication
  • Conveys ideas clearly and fluently
  • Interprets information for others
  • Teaches and advises
  • Displays effective speaking skills such as active
    listening, summarizing, clarifying, and checking
    for understanding.

14
Skill Example - Communication
  • Reflection Questions
  • Do you have experience giving presentations or as
    a debater?
  • Do you have face-to-face customer service or
    advising experience?
  • Have you taught or tutored?
  • Are you comfortable using technology associated
    with presentations such as Powerpoint?

15
Skill Example - Communication
  • Sample Items to Include
  • Photos of you presenting
  • Evaluations of your presentations
  • Thank you letters from groups to which you have
    made a presentation
  • Slides from Powerpoint presentations

16
The Interview
  • Prepare beforehand
  • STAR Method
  • Focus on three key skills
  • Accept rejection gracefully
  • Professional appearance
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