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1 Get To Work! Your Portfolio
John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

2 This project was funded by a Mini grant from John Tyler Foundation
John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

3 Project Purpose The purpose of this project is to provide graduating On-Ramp students with career portfolios to enhance the job search process and to increase opportunities for first-time interviews. Every hiring manager has been burned, at least once, from hiring someone who looks good on paper in actuality, could not perform or live up to expectations once they were hired. So, now, when a resume crosses an employer's desk, he isn't likely to give you the benefit of the doubt where the claims on your resume are concerned -- he is going to want proof. One great way to provide that proof is a career performance portfolio. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

4 Setting the Stage Employability Skills Maintaining Employment
Job Search Skills Verbal & Non Verbal Communication Resume Writing Interviewing Techniques Business Letter Writing Negotiating Salary Getting Promoted The Telephone Interview Creating an Effective Elevator Speech How To Use LinkedIn Setting the Stage On Ramp Workshops * Students must attend at least one each semester they are enrolled. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

5 Project Goals & Objectives
To create a job portfolio that will demonstrate a student’s appropriateness as a candidate for a position in a particular field of interest. Collecting examples that document skills & experience; Analyzing the collection to determine what categories the documents represent; Selecting the most significant items for each category; Benefits for the student: During an interview, the student can then show their portfolio to the interviewer and back up what they’re saying about their education, skills and experience. The student can employ their portfolio as a facilitation tool in the interview -- a resource to present themselves more effectively with something beyond mere words. Using the portfolio will relieve some of the student’s nervousness by putting the focus on an object -- your portfolio -- so they don't have to draw all of the information they want to communicate out of themselves, in a situation where you're likely to be tense in the first place. Designing the portfolio for overall appearance; and Photocopying materials in the portfolio to be left with a potential employer. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

6 Project Design John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

7 Project Design John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
Assessments Resume Writing Review of Documents John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

8 Project Design John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
Industry Leaders Visit Portfolio Design/Appearance Final Preparation John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

9 Session 1: Assessments John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

10 Assessments Meyers Briggs Strong Assessment Workplace Values
Virginia Wizard Assessments John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

11 Self -Awareness Exploration Decision Making Preparation Employment
Career Development Wheel Who am I? A: There's help, but it's technically not a test. It's more fun than a test. It's called self-assessment. Self-assessment is doing a realistic appraisal of yourself. It does not "tell you what to be." It does help you have a better understanding of your own: — interests — skills — values — personality Understanding these helps you see the connections between aspects of yourself and aspects of particular career fields and occupations. Results include occupational information you may consider and research further. Results do not provide a final answer; they do provide an important step in your decision-making process and career planning journey, which can and should extend over time as you explore, exercise your curiosity, grow and develop, learn more about the external world, and develop increasing understanding of yourself.

12 Assessment 1 Meyers Briggs
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13 Personal Style Inventory
Developed by: R. Craig Hogan & David W. Champagne Scored Inventory to Identify Their Type Overview of Myers Briggs Personality Theory Discussed Type Preferences Handwriting Exercise Gave student’s a copy of their characteristics *Copyright in 1979 by D. W. Champagne and R. C. Hogan. Reprinted with permission of the authors. This material may be freely reproduced for educational/training/research activities. There is no requirement to obtain special permission for such uses. J

14 Scoring Your Results Personality & Type The purpose of this inventory is to give you a picture of the shape of your personality by identifying your preferences in different areas. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program J

15 Myers-Briggs Types Where a person focuses his or her attention
Extraversion (E) (I) Introversion People who prefer Extraversion tend to focus on the outer world of people and things People who prefer Introversion tend to focus on the inner world of ideas and impressions The way a person gathers information Sensing (S) (N) Intuition People who prefer Sensing tend to focus on the present and on concrete information gained from their senses People who prefer Intuition tend to focus on the future, with a view toward patterns and possibilities The way a person makes decisions Thinking (T) (F) Feeling People who prefer Thinking tend to base their decisions primarily on logic and on objective analysis of cause and effect People who prefer Feeling tend to base their decisions primarily on values and on subjective evaluation of person-centered concerns How a person deals with the outer world Judging (J) (P) Perceiving People who prefer Judging tend to like a planned and organized approach to life and prefer to have things settled People who prefer Perceiving tend to like a flexible and spontaneous approach to life and prefer to keep their options open Table adapted from MBTI Career Report by Consulting Psychologists Press Myers-Briggs Types

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17 Assessment 2 Strong John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
STRONG WITH A TWIST OF HOLLAND Each question is an opportunity for you to describe the kinds of things you as a person can do, might like to do or the action that most fits you. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

18 The Party R For “Realistic” I For “Investigative” C A
For “Conventional” A For “Artistic” E For “Enterprising” S For “Social”

19 Career Party Inventory
Adapted from What Color is Your Parachute? 6 Groups at a Party Student Picks top 3 in order of Preference Each Group Coded (R, I, A, S, E, C) Overview of Holland’s Career Theory Brief Overview of Each Theme Related Interests, Work Activities, Potential Skills, & Values REALISTIC INVESTIGATIVE ARTISTIC SOCIAL ENTERPRISING CONVENTIONAL John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

20 Assessment 3 Workplace Values
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21 Work Values On Ramp Program
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22 Workplace Values Exercise –
Cited: Dr. Randall S. Hansen founder of Quintessential Careers & CEO of EmpoweringSites.com List of Job Descriptors Step #1 Rate importance of each value from 1-4 Step #2 Narrow down to top five core values that you can’t live without in job/workplace Examine how these values fit into your career of interest Write your Personal Mission Statement John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

23 If I choose _________________________.
Which of my needs will be met/will not be met? Decision Making Will I have money I need to live my preferred life-style? Will I Be Happy?

24 What careers are out there?
Which ones match my temperament, personality, preferred life-style, etc.? Where are the jobs likely to be? What educational requirements are there? EXPLORATION What are the salary projections? What potential exists for job growth?

25 Assessment 4 Virginia Wizard
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26 The Virginia Wizard John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

27 WRITE YOUR CAREER SUMMARY
Note: THE ASSIGNMENT: WRITE YOUR CAREER SUMMARY Based on post-evaluation, the assignment to write and effective career summary, we will add an additional session and work more closely with the students individually. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

28 Career Summary Steps Conduct Research
Students go on-line to search jobs for positions. Compare the ads and write a list of common job requirements & preferred qualifications. Assess Credentials – Students answer the following: Based on the research, how do you “measure up”? How would you help a potential employer meet their goal? Besides the qualifications described, do you offer any added bonuses? If you’re lacking in one area, do you make up for it with another credential?

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Career Summary Steps Relay Your Value Ask yourself: How will the employers benefit from hiring me? Weave your top credentials into your summary. Add A Headline Focus on Your Goal Most effective summaries target one career goal. If you have more than one, consider drafting different versions. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

30 Session 2: Resume Writing
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31 Resume Writing Guest Business Partner THIS SESSION IS ALL HANDS-ON!
Lydia Brown, Career Agent, Resource Workforce Center THIS SESSION IS ALL HANDS-ON! ASSIGNMENT: GATHER AND BRING SAMPLES OF WORK Resume Writing John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

32 Session 3: Review Samples
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33 Work Samples Activity: Review of work samples Disseminate Portfolios
Guest Business Partners Exquisite Gourmet Raddle Reese, Chef ● Rommel Gonzalez, Chef JHI Good Idea Mr. Jon Homs, Creative Director Virginia Department of Social Services Ms. Renee Garnett, Education Specialist Activity: Review of work samples Disseminate Portfolios Work of Portfolio Design ASSIGNMENT: GATHER AND BRING SUGGESSTED SAMPLES OF WORK, REFERENCE LETTERS, OTHER DOCUMENTS Work Samples John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

34 SESSIONS 4 & 5: Final Preparations
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35 Suggestive Items to include
branding Demonstrate Your Education and Training Demonstrate Your Work Performance Demonstrate Your Data Skills Demonstrate Your People Skills Demonstrate Yours Tools Skills SEE other note page John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

36 Business Partner’s quotes
Jon Homs, Creative Director "The true value of this program is the depth of connection that the student has with the sponsoring professional. Because this program is limited and focused, there is abundant time for a true depth of interaction that can not be found otherwise. You can learn more here in an hour here than many weeks in a regular classroom setting." Radelle Reese, Chef “I witnessed an exceptional opportunity for students to get first-hand knowledge of an employer’s expectations by participating in this event. I was delighted to be a part of shaping lives for the future." Rommel Gonzalez, Chef "The First impression is the Last impression. I was most impressed with Ms. Woods and her ability to impact these students. This was a refreshing approach." Raddle Reese, Chef John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

37 Business Partner’s quotes
Renee Garnett, Education Specialist “The student portfolio sessions provided a unique opportunity for students to connect with professionals in the field and learn from their experiences. Because of this initiative, these students will be organized while looking for employment and are well on their to accomplishing their dreams”. Lydia Brown, Career Agent “The students were excited to learn about different types of resumes and how in today’s market, they can shine by being creative in their approach. Ms. Woods’ expertise in the area of resumes is informative and filled with energy! The students were engaged the entire time”. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

38 Post Evaluation Add a separate session to allow more time for students to write their Career Summary Students liked meeting on Saturdays. 3 hours per session was a good timeframe. Include CRC & Mock Interview sessions. Involve more staff/partners. John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

39 Q & A John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

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LaWanda Woods, On Ramp Coordinator John Tyler Community College Judy Taylor, Professional Counselor John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program


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