Presentation on theme: "Get To Work! Your Portfolio"— Presentation transcript:
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 PurposeThe 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 SkillsVerbal & Non Verbal CommunicationResume WritingInterviewing TechniquesBusiness Letter WritingNegotiating SalaryGetting PromotedThe Telephone InterviewCreating an Effective Elevator SpeechHow To Use LinkedInSetting the StageOn RampWorkshops* 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; andPhotocopying materials in the portfolio to be left with a potential employer.John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
6 Project DesignJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
7 Project Design John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program AssessmentsResume WritingReview of DocumentsJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
8 Project Design John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program Industry Leaders VisitPortfolio Design/AppearanceFinal PreparationJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
9 Session 1: AssessmentsJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
10 Assessments Meyers Briggs Strong Assessment Workplace Values Virginia WizardAssessmentsJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
11 Self -Awareness Exploration Decision Making Preparation Employment Career DevelopmentWheelWho 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 John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
13 Personal Style Inventory Developed by: R. Craig Hogan & David W. ChampagneScored Inventory to Identify Their TypeOverview of Myers Briggs Personality TheoryDiscussed Type PreferencesHandwriting ExerciseGave 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 ResultsPersonality & TypeThe purpose of this inventory is to give you a picture of the shape of your personalityby identifying your preferences in different areas.John Tyler Community College - On Ramp ProgramJ
15 Myers-Briggs Types Where a person focuses his or her attention Extraversion (E)(I) IntroversionPeople who prefer Extraversion tend to focus on the outer world of people and thingsPeople who prefer Introversion tend to focus on the inner world of ideas and impressionsThe way a person gathers informationSensing (S)(N) IntuitionPeople who prefer Sensing tend to focus on the present and on concrete information gained from their sensesPeople who prefer Intuition tend to focus on the future, with a view toward patterns and possibilitiesThe way a person makes decisionsThinking (T)(F) FeelingPeople who prefer Thinking tend to base their decisions primarily on logic and on objective analysis of cause and effectPeople who prefer Feeling tend to base their decisions primarily on values and on subjective evaluation of person-centered concernsHow a person deals with the outer worldJudging (J)(P) PerceivingPeople who prefer Judging tend to like a planned and organized approach to life and prefer to have things settledPeople who prefer Perceiving tend to like a flexible and spontaneous approach to life and prefer to keep their options openTable adapted from MBTI Career Report by Consulting Psychologists PressMyers-Briggs Types
17 Assessment 2 Strong John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program STRONG WITH A TWIST OF HOLLANDEach 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”AFor“Artistic”E For “Enterprising”S For “Social”
19 Career Party Inventory Adapted from What Color is Your Parachute?6 Groups at a PartyStudent Picks top 3 in order of PreferenceEach Group Coded (R, I, A, S, E, C)Overview of Holland’s Career TheoryBrief Overview of Each ThemeRelated Interests, Work Activities, Potential Skills, & ValuesREALISTICINVESTIGATIVEARTISTICSOCIALENTERPRISINGCONVENTIONALJohn 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.comList of Job DescriptorsStep #1 Rate importance of each value from 1-4Step #2 Narrow down to top five core values that you can’t live without in job/workplaceExamine how these values fit into your career of interestWrite your Personal Mission StatementJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
23 If I choose _________________________. Which of my needs will be met/will not be met?Decision MakingWill I have money I need to live my preferred life-style?Will I BeHappy?
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?EXPLORATIONWhat are the salary projections?What potential exists for job growth?
25 Assessment 4 Virginia Wizard John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
26 The Virginia WizardJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
27 WRITE YOUR CAREER SUMMARY Note:THE ASSIGNMENT:WRITE YOUR CAREER SUMMARYBased 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?
29 John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program Career Summary StepsRelay Your ValueAsk yourself: How will the employers benefit from hiring me? Weave your top credentials into your summary.Add A HeadlineFocus on Your GoalMost 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 THIS SESSION IS ALL HANDS-ON! Lydia Brown, Career Agent, Resource Workforce CenterTHIS SESSION IS ALL HANDS-ON!ASSIGNMENT: GATHER AND BRING SAMPLES OF WORKResume WritingJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
32 Session 3: Review Samples John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
33 Work Samples Activity: Review of work samples Disseminate Portfolios Guest Business PartnersExquisite GourmetRaddle Reese, Chef ● Rommel Gonzalez, ChefJHI Good IdeaMr. Jon Homs, Creative DirectorVirginia Department of Social ServicesMs. Renee Garnett, Education SpecialistActivity: Review of work samplesDisseminate PortfoliosWork of Portfolio DesignASSIGNMENT: GATHER AND BRING SUGGESSTED SAMPLES OF WORK, REFERENCE LETTERS, OTHER DOCUMENTSWork SamplesJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
34 SESSIONS 4 & 5: Final Preparations John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
35 Suggestive Items to include brandingDemonstrate Your Education and TrainingDemonstrate Your Work PerformanceDemonstrate Your Data SkillsDemonstrate Your People SkillsDemonstrate Yours Tools SkillsSEE other note pageJohn 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, ChefJohn 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 EvaluationAdd a separate session to allow more time for students to write their Career SummaryStudents 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 & AJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
40 John Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program LaWanda Woods, On Ramp CoordinatorJohn Tyler Community CollegeJudy Taylor, Professional CounselorJohn Tyler Community College - On Ramp Program
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