Portfolio Development Certification
Step 1: Resources
Please review each of these resources thoroughly to prepare for the quiz at the end of this page.
Step 2: Questions
Reflect on this question:
In what ways can volunteering improve your portfolio?
Reflect on how the tips from the video apply to your e-portfolio or traditional portfolio
- Be clear
- Be concise
- Only show the work you love
- Add good web assets (e.g. images, domain name)
- Make sure your portfolio is shareable
Reflect on what you will add to your portfolio.
What are five new things you can add to your portfolio based on what you have learned so far?
Watch the Video!
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Step 3: Exercise
This puzzle contains significant hints for the final quiz!
1. A professional p......... is an organized collection of relevant documents and artifacts that showcases you.
2. Candidates with a portfolio have a 10 better chance of s......
3. P....... can be included in a portfolio.
Step 4: Summary
- A professional portfolio is an organized collection of relevant documents and artifacts that showcases your talents, most relevant skills, and charts your professional growth
- It is a visual tool to highlight the skills employers are seeking.
- Candidates with portfolios gain a 10% advantage over other candidates because they demonstrate a serious commitment to the job interview process. It allows you to sell yourself in the best way possible.
- The portfolio allows you to integrate education with work-based learning and illustrates how one supports the other.
- Assembling a portfolio gives you a sense of direction and accomplishment through personal reflection.
- It will offer you the opportunity to develop and commit to a specific action plan.
- It will assist you with exploring career options.
- It will help you to identify and evaluate your competencies and self-knowledge both in and out of your current work.
- It is impressive to the prospective employer that thought and work over a period of time, have gone into the decision to apply for a specific job.
- Cover Letter
- Professional References
- Unofficial transcripts from school
- Course Descriptions from school
- Examples of work from each area in my resume
- Letters of Recommendation
- Keep a broad range of evidence, pictures, transcripts, programs, news/newsletter articles
- Collect your portfolio over time
- Include a wide range of work/skills/experiences
- Non-work related material is acceptable
- Keep it alive with regular updates and revisions
- Tailor the items you present to the role you are trying to achieve