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1 BADM 4400 Skills Portfolio

2 Agenda Objective Objective Background Background Structure Structure Examples Examples Tips Tips Questions Questions

3 Objective of Skills Portfolio Self-marketing tool to assist with transition from school-to-work. Self-marketing tool to assist with transition from school-to-work. Assists with self-assessment, career planning and preparation for job interviews. Assists with self-assessment, career planning and preparation for job interviews. Preparation as important as final product Preparation as important as final product Helps you learn what you know, what youve done and how to articulate and illustrate this – Critical for interviews! Helps you learn what you know, what youve done and how to articulate and illustrate this – Critical for interviews!

4 Objective Contd Allows you to showcase your best work to a client or employer. Allows you to showcase your best work to a client or employer. Many corporations now have employees document work in portfolios. Many corporations now have employees document work in portfolios. Intended to be a work-in-progress. Intended to be a work-in-progress.

5 Background Portfolio is developed around specific pre-determined skills ex. Learning, Managing Conflict Portfolio is developed around specific pre-determined skills ex. Learning, Managing Conflict Skills set based on research of U of G prof Dr. Fred Evers Skills set based on research of U of G prof Dr. Fred Evers Evers analyzed skills of students/grads working in orgs in Canada Evers analyzed skills of students/grads working in orgs in Canada

6 Background contd From this emerged 18 skills which form the basis of the portfolio From this emerged 18 skills which form the basis of the portfolio Each of the skills falls into a broader category called a Base Competency Each of the skills falls into a broader category called a Base Competency They include the following: They include the following: Managing Self: a) Learning b) Personal Organization & Time Management c) Personal Strengths d) Problem-Solving/Analytic

7 Background Contd Communicating: a) Interpersonal b) Listening c) Oral Communication d) Written Communication Managing People & Tasks: a) Coordinating b) Decision-making c) Leadership/Influence d) Managing Conflict e) Planning & Organizing

8 Background contd Mobilizing Innovation & Change: a) Ability to Conceptualize b) Creativity/Innovation/Change c) Risk-Taking d) Visioning *Definitions of Base Competencies & Skills to be provided by faculty.

9 Structure – Section 1 Mock Cover Letter & Resume Mock Cover Letter & Resume - must be developed using an actual job description – include job description in your portfolio - job chosen must be attainable – dont shoot too high or too low - Resume – Max. 2 pgs. - Cover Letter – Max. 1 pg.

10 Structure – Section 2-5 Interview Questions Interview Questions - Must answer all questions under each base competency – see handout) per Base Competency using the SAR formula - Each response a couple of paragraphs. - Each response must be supported by 1-2 pieces of evidence

11 Structure – Section 6 Table Listing Strengths and Areas Needing Development Table Listing Strengths and Areas Needing Development - helpful to generate this list using the skills provided for interview questions - likely they will become obvious as you select your interview questions - review each question and decide which ones you could answer easily, and which ones you would get stumped on – this will highlight strengths and areas needing development

12 Examples: SAR Formula SAR – Formula to be used to answer interview questions for your portfolio. SAR – Formula to be used to answer interview questions for your portfolio. SAR = SAR = –Situation (or task/problem) –Action Taken –Result/Outcome

13 Example: Interview Response Using SAR Skill: Leadership/Influence Skill: Leadership/Influence Question: Give me an example of a time when you showed initiative and took the lead. Question: Give me an example of a time when you showed initiative and took the lead.

14 SAR contd Situation (S): Advertising revenue was falling off for my college newspaper, The Stetson Reporter, and large numbers of long-term advertisers were not renewing contracts. Situation (S): Advertising revenue was falling off for my college newspaper, The Stetson Reporter, and large numbers of long-term advertisers were not renewing contracts. Action (A): I designed a new promotional packet to go with the rate sheet and compared the benefits of Reporter circulation with other ad media in the area. I also set-up a special training session for the account executives with a School of Business Administration professor who discussed competitive selling strategies. Action (A): I designed a new promotional packet to go with the rate sheet and compared the benefits of Reporter circulation with other ad media in the area. I also set-up a special training session for the account executives with a School of Business Administration professor who discussed competitive selling strategies.

15 SAR contd Result (R): We signed contracts with 15 former advertisers for daily ads and five for special supplements. We increased our new advertisers by 20 percent [quantities are always good] over the same period last year.

16 Examples: Evidence (1-2 pieces) For this interview question: For this interview question: a) copy of promotional package b) outline of training program c) copy of signed contract from 1 of the new 15 advertisers d) official report on revised advertising #s

17 Examples: Other Evidence Papers/reports Papers/reports Presentations Presentations Reference letters Reference letters Discussion of Work and Volunteer Experiences Discussion of Work and Volunteer Experiences Discussion of Courses Discussion of Courses

18 Examples: Other Evidence contd Booklets & hand-outs youve created Booklets & hand-outs youve created Your homepage Your homepage Copies of Awards Received Copies of Awards Received Performance Evaluations Performance Evaluations * Make sure your evidence is relevant to the response provided!

19 TIPS: Start Now! Start Now! Brainstorm about everything you have accomplished to help you answer the interview questions (including school, work, volunteering, sports, extracurricular involvement etc.). Brainstorm about everything you have accomplished to help you answer the interview questions (including school, work, volunteering, sports, extracurricular involvement etc.). Start gathering and organizing evidence. Start gathering and organizing evidence.

20 TIPS contd Attend all in-class workshops including: Attend all in-class workshops including: - Resumes & Cover Letters – week of February 3, Skills Portfolio due for Tom McKaig Feb. 3 RD and Thomas Manning Feb. 4 th – late papers are not accepted. WITH RESPECTIVE PROF - Interview Quiz WEEK OF Feb 24 WITH RESPECTIVE PROFS. YOU MUST WRITE IN YOUR PROPER SECTION/DAY/TIME. - Interview Quiz WEEK OF Feb 24 WITH RESPECTIVE PROFS. YOU MUST WRITE IN YOUR PROPER SECTION/DAY/TIME.

21 TIPS contd See your professor early to clarify any areas of confusion. See your professor early to clarify any areas of confusion. Visit Career Services for a one-to- one critique of your Resume & Cover letter. Visit Career Services for a one-to- one critique of your Resume & Cover letter.

22 QUESTIONS?


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