Keep it simple – add to your portfolio as you gain accomplishments.
Make it easy – start with what you have.
Have fun – add a picture or photo to the front of your portfolio, add colors, assessments, lists, art, or whatever best represents you.
Your portfolio is flexible. As you build your LifeWork Portfolio, take out what is no longer working for you and add what makes you smile. Develop new skills and accomplishments where you need them. If you can’t easily list your strengths, skills, and character, refer to pg. 110-113 of Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success.
CAREER SUCCESS FORMULA
Strengths + Skills + Character + Opportunities = Career Success
The purpose of your portfolio is to gather personal and career information, job search tools, plans, and goals in one place. If you need a portfolio to take to an employer, you will want to choose the most relevant information from your LifeWork Portfolio and create a separate professional presentation folio, binder, or folder. Use the method most appropriate to your field of interest. Grow your portfolio and adapt it to your career transformations. Be creative, make your portfolio yours, and use the section titles that work best for you. Here are some sections you might want in your LifeWork Portfolio:
- About Me
- Vision Statement
- Motivational Quotes/Poems
- Purposeful Work
- Your Purpose for Working
- Preferred Working Environment
- Examples of Successful Experiences
- Career Management
- Flexible Goals
- Action Plan
- Healthy Lifestyle Strategies
- Job Search Plan
- Job Search Assessment
- Occupation/Company Research
- Job Descriptions
- Exit Strategy
- Job Opportunities
- Job Search Tools
- Skills you want to use
- Master Application
- Master Resume/Letter
- Work Experience/Projects
- Art/Writing/Creative Work
- Letters of Appreciation
- Community Involvement
If you should feel a bit overwhelmed with the task of gathering your strengths, skills, and accomplishments to create an extraordinary picture of you, then contact a LIfeWork Coach,
or counselor to help you bring your strengths and accomplishments to light.
Adapted from: Fire Up Your Profile For LifeWork Success
@copyright 2016 by Nancy J. Miller