The Professional Portfolio
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The Professional Portfolio

Not Just for Creatives Anymore
4.4 (3 ratings)
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Last updated 11/2019
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to create a professional portfolio to use in a career search
Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of PowerPoint
Description

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



Who this course is for:
  • Job seekers
  • Career Changers
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 48:46
+ Introduction
1 lecture 07:01

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.

•Introduction

•Professional Background & Work Samples

•STAR Stories

•Awards & Recommendations

•30/60/90 Plan

•Conclusion

Preview 07:01
+ The Portfolio in Six Parts
3 lectures 34:02

The intro should introduce the applicant and her or his skills in an interesting and visual way.

Work samples should be provided to SHOW what you have done and can do again rather than simply telling which we already do on the resume and in the cover letter.

Intro and Work Samples Sections
11:52

STAR Stories demonstrate past behavior that recruiters use to predict future behavior.

•Situation

•Task

•Action

•Results

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


STAR Stories and Awards/Recommendations
10:13
30/60/90 Plan and Conclusion; Saving as PDF and JPGs
11:57
+ Saving and Distributing
1 lecture 05:21

In this lecture, you will add your portfolio to Google Docs so that it is easy to share as a link:

  • on your resume

  • in your cover letter

  • in your LinkedIn profile

  • on other social media

Preview 05:21
+ Bonus Info about Visual Appeal
2 lectures 02:22
Changing Slide Layout
01:02
RGB Codes for Color Palettes
01:20