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1 Book cover art to be inserted Chapter 14 Career Development Portfolio

2 2Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 C H A P T E R How to create your Career Development Portfolio How to assemble your portfolio How to use your portfolio for writing an effective résumé How to use your portfolio to prepare for interviewing How to explore careers In Chapter 14 You Will Learn 14 Career Development Portfolio

3 3Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 See yourself focused with a vision and a purpose. See yourself focused with a vision and a purpose. You are eager to awaken each day and turn the most ordinary task into a learning experience. You love to dream, explore, and see the interrelationships between your classes, jobs, and personal relationships. You can choose any number of careers and be successful and happy.

4 4Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio Focus on ESSENTIALS, not nonessentials. Success Principle 14

5 5Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Creating a Career Development Portfolio A Career Development Portfolio is a tool designed to highlight your strengths, skills, and competencies to other people. continued

6 6Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Creating a Career Development Portfolio You can gain a competitive edge by showing the best of your work and accomplishments in your Career Development Portfolio. cont’d

7 7Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 The Importance of a Career Development Portfolio A Career Development Portfolio helps you to: Plan and design your educational program and postgraduate learning. continued

8 8Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 continued cont’d The Importance of a Career Development Portfolio Record significant life experiences. Reflect on these experiences and assess what you have learned.

9 9Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 continued cont’d The Importance of a Career Development Portfolio Describe how your experiences have helped you grow professionally. Document skills and accomplishments.

10 10Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 continued cont’d The Importance of a Career Development Portfolio See the connections among educational, extracurricular, community service, internship, job, and leadership learning experiences.

11 11Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 continued cont’d The Importance of a Career Development Portfolio Apply patterns of interests, skills, and competencies to career planning. Identify areas you want to improve.

12 12Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 cont’d The Importance of a Career Development Portfolio Record and organize experiences for your résumé and job interviews.

13 13Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 When Should You Start Your Portfolio? As a college student, you can begin your Career Development Portfolio during your first term. continued

14 14Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 When Should You Start Your Portfolio? By the time you graduate, you will have a tool that is distinctly personal and persuasive. cont’d

15 15Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 How to Organize and Assemble Your Portfolio You will need these items: Three-ring notebook Sheet protectors Label and tabs A box to store documents continued

16 16Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 How to Organize and Assemble Your Portfolio Step 1: Determine your purpose. Step 2: Determine criteria. Step 3: Do your homework. Step 4: Assemble your portfolio.

17 17Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Elements of Your Portfolio The exercises, Personal Performance Notebooks, and worksheets that you have completed throughout this course form the basis of your portfolio. continued

18 18Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Elements of Your Portfolio Graphic Organizer Introduction 1 List of Significant Life Experiences 2 Analysis of Accomplishments 3 Inventory of Interests, Aptitude, and Values 4 Inventory of Skills and Competencies 5 Inventory of Personal Qualities 6 Documentation 7 Work Philosophy and Goals 8 Résumé 9 Interview Planning 10 Samples of Work 11 Summary of Transcripts 12 Credentials, Certificates, Workshops 13 Bibliography 14 Appendix 15 Your Career Development Portfolio

19 19Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Cover Letter Indicate the purpose. Indicate documents enclosed. Give a brief review. Ask for an interview.

20 20Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Cover Page Include a title, your name, college, and the date. Use heavy card stock. Put your own logo on the cover to make it unique.

21 21Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Title Page Include the title of your document. Include where you are submitting the portfolio, name, and date.

22 22Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Contents Page(s) The contents page lists the contents of your portfolio. Make a draft when you start, but it will be the last page you complete.

23 23Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Introduction Discuss: Why you are submitting the document. Your plan of development. The contents.

24 24Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 List of Significant Life Experiences This section includes a year-by- year account of all your significant life experiences. continued

25 25Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 List of Significant Life Experiences This section can be a chronological record, a timeline, or written as an autobiography. cont’d

26 26Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Analysis of Accomplishments Identify what you have learned in terms of: KnowledgeSkillsCompetenciesValues continued

27 27Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Analysis of Accomplishments Identify how you can demonstrate your learning. Include a measurement of the learning. cont’d

28 28Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Inventory of Skills and Competencies Consider using the Department of Labor Secretary’s Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills as a guide.

29 29Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 SCANS Skills Figure 14.4 Basic Skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking, math Thinking Skills: critical thinking, creative problem solving, knowing how to learn, reasoning, mental visualization Personal Qualities: responsibility, positive attitude, dependability, self-esteem, sociability, integrity, and self management Interpersonal Skills: teaches others, team member, leadership, works will with diverse groups, serves clients and customers Information: acquires, evaluates, organizes, maintains, and uses computers Systems: understands, monitors, corrects, designs, and improves systems Resources: allocates time, money, material, people, and space Technology: selects, applies, maintains, and troubleshoots

30 30Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Documentation Document each of the SCANS skills and competencies and indicate when you learned each. Write the names of people who can vouch that you have these skills and competencies. continued

31 31Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Documentation Include letters of support and recommendation. cont’d

32 32Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Work Philosophy and Goals Your work philosophy is a statement about how you approach work. continued

33 33Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Work Philosophy and Goals Your work philosophy can also include changes you believe are important in your career field. cont’d continued

34 34Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Work Philosophy and Goals Define your career goals. Expand on your short-term, medium-range, and long-term goals. cont’d continued

35 35Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Work Philosophy and Goals Include a mission statement. Include career objectives. cont’d

36 36Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Résumé The purpose of a résumé is to show the connections between your strengths, accomplishments, and skills and the needs of a company or employer. continued

37 37Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Résumé The résumé is a first impression. It is your first contact with the employer. cont’d continued

38 38Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Résumé An effective résumé should be clear, concise, and eye-catching. cont’d continued

39 39Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Résumé You may want to include this information: Personal information Job objective Work experience Educational background continued cont’d

40 40Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 cont’d Résumé Awards and honors Campus and community activities Professional memberships and activities References continued

41 41Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Your résumé should: Be honest. Be error free. Be clear and concise. Use action words. continued

42 42Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Your résumé should: Be printed on high-quality paper. Focus on skills, achievements, and accomplishments.

43 43Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Putting Your Résumé Online You can also put your résumé online and create your own home page on a Web site or job-listing Web site. continued

44 44Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Putting Your Résumé Online Check with your campus career center or a job search agency for help on putting your résumé online. cont’d

45 45Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Follow up with a phone call in a week or two to make certain your résumé was received. This is also the time to ask if additional information is needed and when a decision will be made. Call or write in a month if you have not heard back.

46 46Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 More on Cover Letters A cover letter is a written introduction and should state the job you are applying for and what you can contribute to the company. continued

47 47Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 More on Cover Letters Include sample cover letters and other letters that you may find useful in your Career Development Portfolio. cont’d

48 48Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Interview Planning 1.Be punctual. 2.Be professional. 3.Dress appropriately. 4.Learn about the company. 5.Learn about the position. continued

49 49Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 continued cont’d Interview Planning 6.Relate your experience to the job. 7.Be honest. 8.Focus on how you can benefit the company. 9.Be poised and relaxed.

50 50Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 cont’d Interview Planning 10.Maintain comfortable eye contact. 11.Practice interviewing. 12.Anticipate question types. 13.Ending the interview. 14.Follow up with a letter.

51 51Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 ” “ —George Herbert, poet Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

52 52Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Samples of Work Include samples of your work when it is appropriate. Think of how you can visually demonstrate your expertise.

53 53Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Summary of Transcripts Include a copy of all transcripts of college work.

54 54Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Credentials, Certificates, Workshops Include evidence of these items: CredentialsCertificatesWorkshopsSeminars continued

55 55Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Credentials, Certificates, Workshops Seminars Training sessions Conferences Continuing education courses Other examples of learning cont’d

56 56Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Bibliography Include a bibliography of books you have read that pertain to your major, career goals, or occupation.

57 57Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Appendix Include: Internships. Leadership experiences. Travel experiences that relate to your goals. Awards, honors, and certificates.

58 58Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Overcoming the Barriers to Portfolio Development The biggest barrier to career success is procrastination. continued

59 59Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Overcoming the Barriers to Portfolio Development If you are resisting or procrastinating, work with a partner. cont’d continued

60 60Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Overcoming the Barriers to Portfolio Development Your Career Development Portfolio is a lifelong process. It should be started in your freshman year. cont’d continued

61 61Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Overcoming the Barriers to Portfolio Development As middle management jobs are eliminated, you will have to rely on your portfolio of skills and competencies. cont’d continued

62 62Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Overcoming the Barriers to Portfolio Development Salary increases and advancement will tend to be based on performance and production. cont’d continued

63 63Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Overcoming the Barriers to Portfolio Development You will be responsible for managing your own career and marketing yourself. cont’d

64 64Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Choosing Your Career You will need time to determine your: InterestsValuesStrengths AbilitiesSkillsPersonality

65 65Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Workplace Trends Keep a section in the appendix section of your Career Development Portfolio for workplace trends that relate to your occupation. continued

66 66Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Workplace Trends One of the important trends will be education on the job. Some education will be formal; some of it will be informal. cont’d

67 67Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Business Ethics Each employee must make decisions based on moral values and conscience, and follow the code of ethics provided by his or her industry. continued

68 68Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Business Ethics Sometimes a seemingly small indiscretion or decision can cost a job or result in a tarnished reputation. continued

69 69Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Business Ethics Top managers have a responsibility for setting an ethical code and acting as role models for all employees. cont’d continued

70 70Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Business Ethics As corporations become more socially responsible, employees are encouraged to become involved in the community. cont’d

71 71Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Invest time in planning and preparing a Career Development Portfolio.

72 72Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Realize that your portfolio is a lifelong process.

73 73Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Connect SCANS skills and competencies to school and work.

74 74Peak Performance C H A P T E R Career Development Portfolio 14 Choose to manage your career.

75 Book cover art to be inserted End of Chapter 14 Career Development Portfolio


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