Project based employment as well as temporary employment has become common in the new economy. Job seekers need to be able to show their background, skills and experiences effectively, and a simple resume does not suffice for many jobs anymore. This program instructions job seekers on how to create a good impression on their interviewer with a well-developed portfolio. This film includes step by step instructions on how to create a good portfolio. The video includes wisdom from a professional career coach as well as case studies. Detailed instructions are given about how to assemble a high quality portfolio that will impress interviewers. The types of work that can strengthen a portfolio include community work, “soft” and “hard” skills, commendations and awards, and evidence of the job seekers work in photograph form or articles. Includes viewable educational resources online.
Segments in this video include:
What is a Career Portfolio? (2:26) – A career portfolio is used to give the employer a snapshot of the applicant’s skills and experience through visual evidence.
How to Use a Career Portfolio (01:58) – Discuss how a portfolio should be used and the types of materials that should be included in the portfolio (reports, photos, letters, etc.)
Career Portfolio: Specific Skills (03:56) – Specific skills are discussed such as community service, volunteer and paid work, educational work as well as qualifications which are classified as hard skills.
Career Portfolio: Generic Skills (04:42) – Generic or “soft” skills improve a person’s chance of being employed and can include problem solving, communication, and more.
How to Create a Career Portfolio (03:33) – A discussion on what to include and exclude from the portfolio.
Career Portfolio in Action (04:54) – If the portfolio includes a DVD to show the applicant’s skills, it should be given at the end of the interview.