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Title: Creating a Professional Portfolio

Creating a Professional Portfolio
  • Ms. Stewart
  • Business Management 12

What is a job skills, job-search, or career
  • It is a job-hunting tool that you develop that
    gives employers a complete picture of who you are
  • Your experience
  • Your education
  • Your accomplishments
  • Your skill sets - and what you have the
    potential to become - much more than just a
    cover letter and resume can provide

What can I use a Portfolio for?
  • You can use your career portfolio in job
    interviews to showcase a point, to illustrate the
    depth of your skills and experience, or to use as
    a tool to get a second interview.

Ok, Im sold! Now what??
  • Your biggest time commitment will be the initial
    development of your portfolio, but once you've
    developed it, keeping it current and up-to-date
    should be fairly easy.
  • Your two biggest decisions in developing your
    portfolio are determining
  • 1) The format of the portfolio
  • 2) The organization of the portfolio

  • Your portfolio must
  • ? Be kept in a three-ring binder
  • ? Have a table of contents
  • ? A system to separate the various parts of
    the portfolio (tabs or dividers)
  • ? All documents in plastic page protectors

Next Step??
  • Once the organization is complete, you then have
    to gather, write, copy, and assemble the material
    that goes in the portfolio.
  • Heres the categories you will need in your

  • 1) Cover Page
  • 2) Career Summary and Goals
  • 3) Personal Mission Statement
  • 4) Resume
  • 5) Skills, Abilities and Marketable Qualities
  • 6) List of Accomplishments
  • 7) Samples of Work
  • 8) Letters of Recommendation
  • 9) Transcripts and Certificates
  • 10) Awards/Recognitions

Cover Page
  • Think of this as the first impression! Your cover
    page should make a statement and say something
    about yourself.

Career Summary and Goals
  • A description of where you see yourself in two to
    five years. What are your goals for education,
    employment, life style, etc?

Personal Mission Statement
  • A description of the guiding principles that
    drive you and give you purpose.

  • A summary of your education, achievements, and
    work experience, using a chronological or
    functional format.

Skills, Abilities and Marketable Qualities
  • A detailed examination of your skills and
    experience. This section should include the name
    of the skill area the performance or behavior,
    knowledge, or personal traits that contribute to
    your success in that skill area your background
    and specific experiences that demonstrate your
    application of the skill.

List of Accomplishments
  • A detailed listing that highlights the major
    accomplishments in your life to date.

Samples of Work
  • A sampling of your best work, including reports,
    papers, studies, brochures, projects,
    presentations, etc. Besides print samples, you
    can also include CDs, videos, and other
    multimedia formats.

Letters of Recommendations
  • These could include recommendations from teachers
    or past employers.
  • Please allow some notice when requesting these
    from teachers, as they will need time to write
    them. Dont leave these to the last minute!

Transcripts and Certificates
  • This could include a transcript or report cards
    from school. Also, you may want to include
    certifications you hold (WHIMIS, First Aid, etc.)

  • A collection of any certificates of awards or
    recognitions you have received, these could be
    for school, any extra-curricular activities or
    acknowledgements from work.

  • When putting your portfolio together, make copies
    of your original documents and use the copies in
    your portfolio.
  • This safe guards your originals and if you loose
    your portfolio or leave it at an interview by
    accident you still have your original documents!!
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