Change is inevitable and its a constant part of Job Market as well. There was a time when HR had to strive to secure its place and prove its worth in company. It was task of only the HR persons to analyse the profiles and fit them into the requirement of the company.
- To begin your career ( Job Search Tool )
- Interns ( During and Post intern )
- To show as evidence of skills and abilities
- Make it portable and accesible – Your own Electronic Portfolio
- When you need to Market yourself ( After all its not easy !
What difference it makes?
A- ” I have worked on so n so project ”
B- ” I have worked on so n so project. Its available in my Portfolio along with accredition from my Faculty and the comments from my peers and seniors ”
How I really need to tell you what difference it made on the employer. Surely B in above example has made it compulsive for the employer to go through his portfolio besides the confidence he already experimented by showing his status as really updated in his field.
However A just leave the employer still in a dicy state of mind to select A. Lack of being experimental and well marketed candidate.
What is included in a Career Portfolio
- Infographic CV ( Custom as per the Job )
- Personalized Website ( Part of the Launch of Career Portfolio Managment in India )
- Academic Plan of Study (relevant courses titles—not course numbers)
- Professional Goals (short term and long term)
- Personal mission statement
- Written and Visual Documents (e.g., a memo, case response, research report, PowerPoint presentation slides, brochure, client proposal, new product description, etc.)
- Evidence of Skills & Knowledge Acquired from Academic Preparation and Work Experience
- Leadership Experiences
- Community Involvement
- Performance Appraisals
- Letters of Commendation
- Other Evidence of Professionalism
- List of References
- Solicited Letters of Recommendation
Start Early is the Key to stay ahead in the tough competion. Besides, when you start early you dont need to memorize your skills, you dont need to find people who can recommend your skills, you dont need to search the evidences and documents to include in the portfolio.
Founder, Blaze Infomatiks Pvt Ltd
New Delhi, India