CARD 405 Week 4 Portfolio Draft
Chapter 8: Before the Interview
Career and Company Research (due this week)Career Focus: A Personal Job Search Guide
by Helene Martucci Lamarre
© 2006 Prentice Hall
Now that you have identified some career-related goals, it’s time to match those goals to potential employers. In this assignment, you will investigate companies based on those goals, and you will also spend some time thinking about how you will market yourself to those employers.
The assignment template and grading rubric are available in Doc Sharing. Save the template file by adding your last name to the template filename (e.g. Week4_Career_Company_Research_Template_Smith.docx). Be sure to proofread and spell check your work before you submit it.
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Portfolio: Draft (due this week)
You will be preparing an electronic portfolio documenting your educational and career achievements and aspirations. You can choose to create a web page or you can use an application like Microsoft Word or Microsoft PowerPoint. Your portfolio should be logically organized, visually appealing, and include the following items (required content items are noted).
Title Page (*REQUIRED*)
Table of Contents (*REQUIRED*)
Statement of Authenticity: This is a statement indicating that you are the author of all materials contained within your career portfolio, that it is your original work, and that it is an honest representation of your skills. It should be inserted in your portfolio immediately following the Table of Contents. (*REQUIRED*)
Personal Mission Statement: The Week 4 Lecture will contain helpful information on how to write your personal mission statement. (*REQUIRED*)
Your Elevator Speech (also called a 30-second commercial): This is a short 15- to 30-second speech that memorably and succinctly introduces you and that you can use anytime and anywhere you wish to introduce yourself to a potential contact to spark his or her interest. (*REQUIRED*)
Education section with
DeVry plan of study (*REQUIRED*);
DeVry course descriptions (*REQUIRED*);
DeVry academic history (to be replaced by your transcript after graduation) (*REQUIRED*); and
Documentation of prior post-secondary education (optional).
Professional Development and Training section (with supporting documents if available)
Reference section (*REQUIRED*) with
one letter of reference related to your technical skills; and
one letter of reference related to your transferable skills.
Reference list with your contact information and contact information for your references (minimum four) (*REQUIRED*)
Awards and Accomplishments section (with supporting documents if available)
Volunteer History section (with supporting documents if available)
Professional Affiliations section (with supporting documents if available)
Career Path section with your 1, 2, and 5-year goals (*REQUIRED*)
Work Samples (*REQUIRED*)