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ERIC Number: EJ820805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
E-Portfolios as a Hiring Tool: Do Employers Really Care?
Ward, Chris; Moser, Chris
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v31 n4 p13-14 2008
College students looking for that first job after graduation scan job postings, create profiles on career websites, and send out resumes. On the employer side, human resource (HR) managers advertise entry-level jobs and review the applications submitted for those jobs. They often narrow the candidate pool based on cover letters, resumes, and possibly reference lists. Job-hunting students would benefit, however, from having e-portfolios to share with the HR managers, who could review artifacts relating specifically to job expectations (such as presentations or written work). But would employers even look at the e-portfolios? What information would they want to see in candidates' e-portfolios to assist them in the selection process? In this article, the authors discuss the results of their survey of employers on these questions and the implications of this survey. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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