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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 John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program 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.

4 Setting the Stage On Ramp Workshops * Students must attend at least one each semester they are enrolled. 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 John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

5 Project Goals & Objectives John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program To create a job portfolio that will demonstrate a students 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; Designing the portfolio for overall appearance; and Photocopying materials in the portfolio to be left with a potential employer.

6 Project Design John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

7 Project Design AssessmentsResume WritingReview of Documents John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

8 Project Design 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 O Meyers Briggs O Strong Assessment O Workplace Values O Virginia Wizard John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

11 Self -AwarenessExploration Decision Making Preparation Employment Career Development Wheel

12 Assessment 1 Meyers Briggs John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

13 Personal Style Inventory Developed by: R. Craig Hogan & David W. Champagne *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 Scored Inventory to Identify Their Type Overview of Myers Briggs Personality Theory Discussed Type Preferences Handwriting Exercise Gave students a copy of their characteristics

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

15 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 Myers-Briggs Types Table adapted from MBTI Career Report by Consulting Psychologists Press

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17 Assessment 2 Strong John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

18 The Party

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

20 Assessment 3 Workplace Values John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

21 Work Values On Ramp Program John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

22 Workplace Values Exercise – Cited: Dr. Randall S. Hansen founder of Quintessential Careers & CEO of EmpoweringSites.com O List of Job Descriptors O Step #1 Rate importance of each value from 1-4 O Step #2 Narrow down to top five core values that you cant live without in job/workplace O Examine how these values fit into your career of interest O 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 Be Happy? Will I have money I need to live my preferred life- style?

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

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

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

27 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 O Conduct Research Students go on-line to search jobs for positions. Compare the ads and write a list of common job requirements & preferred qualifications. O 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 youre lacking in one area, do you make up for it with another credential?

29 Career Summary Steps O Relay Your Value Ask yourself: How will the employers benefit from hiring me? Weave your top credentials into your summary. O Add A Headline O 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 John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

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

32 Session 3: Review Samples John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

33 Work Samples 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 O Activity: Review of work samples O Disseminate Portfolios O Work of Portfolio Design ASSIGNMENT: GATHER AND BRING SUGGESSTED SAMPLES OF WORK, REFERENCE LETTERS, OTHER DOCUMENTS John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

34 SESSIONS 4 & 5: Final Preparations John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program

35 Suggestive Items to include John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program Demonstrate Your Education and Training Demonstrate Your Work Performance Demonstrate Your Data Skills Demonstrate Your People Skills Demonstrate Yours Tools Skills

36 Business Partners quotes John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program O 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 employers 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."

37 Business Partners quotes John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program O Lydia Brown, Career Agent The students were excited to learn about different types of resumes and how in todays 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. O 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.

38 Post Evaluation John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program 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.

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

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


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