Career Seminar Series: Portfolios Development. Goals: What is a Career Portfolio? Why Create a Career Portfolio? What should the Portfolio Contain? What are Optional Items that a Portfolio Contain? What are some examples of Portfolio Items?. What is a Career Portfolio? .
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Completed application of employment
Letters of Recommendation
Mock interview evaluations
Records, pictures, or displays of accomplishments
You will complete basic application form that can be used as a reference for all those hard to remember facts:
You will create a “standard” cover letter that can be used:
Your portfolio should multiple copies of your “Traditional Resume”
Which will be a summary of your:
Do not use: Friends, Relatives, or any one under the age of 21 years!
At least one letter of recommendation from an Instructor, Guidance Counselor, Employer, Community Service, Youth Leader, or Minister
If you lack work experience these can be a very valuable tool. Please be thoughtful in asking for these!
In the spring each of you will prepare for and be interviewed by a professional from your CTE field.
The review of that interview, with preparation and hard work, will be a positive reflection on you!
Tell who you are, by what you do!
Capture your best work on these pages:
Ready for Work?
Dressing for Success
Portfolio Reviews and Ratings
Note: Student Award and Certificates are often lost as quickly as they are handed out! Save these! Especially any awards that reflect you abilities as an employee- such as:
These students raised elk and visited area elementary classes to tell about their experiences and answer questions.
These Students took part in an mock simulation of a bus accident with area EMT’s, Firefighters and Police. Moments caught on camera can tell of the student’s commitment and understand of crisis management.
Each day you may be accomplishing wonderful examples for your portfolio–
Take this time to brainstorm with your neighbor what they may be!
Record our list of examples in your portfolio binder!