Presentation on theme: "E-PORTFOLIO BACKGROUND. E-Portfolio Defined a collection of electronic evidence assembled and managed by a user, usually on the Web A demonstration of."— Presentation transcript:
When an employer types Katherine Kwok into Google
Her e-Portfolio is the very first result making it easy for prospective employers to find out about her skills and tech savvy
E-Portfolios help you stand out and help you get a better job, not to mention learn better, develop greater awareness, discipline and courage to stand up for your vision of life… all traits of successful leaders (Source: JeffBalin.com).
e-Portfolio Trends Moving from just individual portfolios towards team and organizational portfolios Ability to output multiple views of e-portfolios to different audiences
e-Portfolio Trends Organizations using e- Portfolios for sourcing talent Increasingly people leveraging free but powerful blogging and web content management systems such as WordPress
e-Portfolio Trends European Union wants all its citizens to have e- Portfolios by 2010 Some countries like the Netherlands have nation-wide e-Portfolio programs
Why bother? Reflective aspect of an e- Portfolio has been proven to help you better learn Helps showcase your abilities to employers and build positive online reputation Helps you learn Web 2.0 skills… with these same skills you can develop a niche blog or a Web-based business
SAMPLE STUDENT VENTURES USING THE SAME OR SIMILAR TOOLS USED FOR E-PORTFOLIO
Matthew Nelson used blogging skills to create an eclectic blog about art, design and more.
Jess Sloss has become an authority on social media… he’s landed a job at an ad agency focused on video and social networks.
Lars Vedo launched two news aggregating businesses that have had hundreds of thousands of visitors
Adam Henderson launched WorkLauncher.com a site matching employers with student project teams
Online reputation 45% of employers now screen social media profiles 35% of employers found content on social networking sites that caused them not to hire the candidate 18% of employers found content on social networking sites that caused them to hire the candidate
Online reputation 77% of employers “google” job applicants (Source: ExecuNet) What if they find negative things about you on the Web? Or even worse, what if they find no mention of you at all? An e-Portfolio can help you build and manage your online reputation