Lucy and Emmy are seniors in high school who are looking to start fashion careers. They have a similar background, however both apply for the same fashion job and Lucy gets the job. She wins out because her career portfolio is superior to Emma’s. The questions of what a career portfolio is and how it fits into the job search and application process is discussed in this program. It explains the differences between generic and specific skills, how those skills should be illustrated, and how portfolios should be used during a job interview. Online resources are included in this program. One of the parts of the Selling Yourself Successfully program. (25 minutes)
Segments in this video include:
How to Create a Career Portfolio (05:19) – A career portfolio shows your achievements and skills, and it helps you obtain employment opportunities. It can include letters, essays, awards, volunteer work and anything else you have accomplished.
Specific Skills: Hard Skills (02:57) – Hard skills are specific skills such as being proficient in a particular type of software, knowing how to speak a language, or operate a type of vehicle or machinery.
Employability Skills (05:31) – Soft skills are generic skills that people learn throughout life. These include self-discipline, teamwork, communication, and other skills that are developed at school, at home or while working.
Portfolio Assembly (08:44) – It is important to have a career portfolio to show your skills to a potential employer. You don’t need to send the portfolio with your job application. Use it to get promotions in your field and decide on a career.