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- How to create a professional portfolio to use in a career search
- Basic knowledge of PowerPoint
Professionals in the 21st century need to brand themselves and to tell the story of their career. This is best accomplished with a professional portfolio that SHOWS potential employers your skills, knowledge, and accomplishments while painting a full picture of your career path and goals.
In this course, you will:
create a 6 part portfolio using PowerPoint -- no expensive software or complicated online tools needed
use color and formatting for visual appeal and branding
save the portfolio as a PDF, a folder of JPGs, and a Google Doc
- Job seekers
- Career Changers
In this lecture, you will learn:
1. Why a professional portfolio is so necessary
•250 Applicants for Every Professional Level Position
•4 – 6 Applicants Chosen for Phone Interviews
•1 Applicant is Hired
2. The 6 components of a portfolio.
•Professional Background & Work Samples
•Awards & Recommendations
STAR Stories demonstrate past behavior that recruiters use to predict future behavior.
Situation: My team was surprised with a new deadline/budget cut/loss of team member…
Task: It was important that we…
Action: I Wrote, Collaborated, Found, Created, or...
Results: We met/exceeded/came in under by two days/12%/$400