Presentation on theme: "Developing Your Skills Portfolio. What is a Skills Portfolio? A Skills Portfolio is a collection of materials presented to demonstrate a person’s skills,"— Presentation transcript:
Developing Your Skills Portfolio
What is a Skills Portfolio? A Skills Portfolio is a collection of materials presented to demonstrate a person’s skills, accomplishments, experience and attributes. A skills portfolio is NOT a resume substitute.
Why create a Skills Portfolio? Skill awareness Relevance and adaptability Record of acquisition Interview boost
Do you have these qualities? Does a resume fully express these skills and qualities to an employer? Does a Skills Portfolio? Employers want EVIDENCE.
Some Assembly Required You will need: A three ring binder Awards Certificates Photos Writing Samples Evaluations, Recommendations Transcripts Creativity
Some Assembly Required Cover Page Career Goal Statement Resume Skills
Career Goal Statement Cornerstone of Skills Portfolio Concise and Specific Answers: Why this career? What is your career’s purpose? Avoids: “I’ve always wanted to be a…” Cataloging achievements or lecturing
Resume Attend Kick Start workshop series!Kick Start Call or stop by Patterson 111 to schedule an appointment with a career advisor or peer counselor for a resume critique!
Skills Skill Types Technical Skills Transferable Skills Skill Sources Work experience Life experience
Transferable Skills Example Subheadings Communication Teamwork Interpersonal Skills Creativity Leadership Flexibility/Adaptability Analytical Problem Solving Organization
Technical Skills Example Subheadings Technology Laboratory Skills Patient Care Animal Care Agriculture
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.
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?
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
The Interview Prepare beforehand STAR Method Focus on three key skills Accept rejection gracefully Professional appearance