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ERIC Number: EJ888530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-1544-0389
The Career Portfolio: A Practical Job Search Tool
Woodbury, Denise; Addams, Lon; Neal, William
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v6 n4 p7-14 Jul-Aug 2009
While resumes and interviews are a part of the typical process of obtaining a job, they are not the only tools that can be used. A career portfolio is a more complete tool. In the portfolio, the applicant includes a resume but adds evidence of abilities, knowledge, skills, and potential. These documents build credibility. A student who is graduating and seeking an entry-level position would likely include documents produced during academic coursework. Across a career, such documents would be replaced with projects completed on the job and with the permission of the employer. It can assist the individual demonstrate qualifications in a performance evaluation or for promotion. Thus, the career portfolio can be useful in obtaining an internship or entry-level position and throughout a career's progression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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