Given the fact that most people now have several positions in their working lives, not just one, a career portfolio is a useful framework for career development throughout your life.
Employers and selection committees from all professions value the opportunity to review a career portfolio. As you tailor your portfolio to their needs and interests, they can quickly see how you view your career in relation to the work they do. A valuable supplement to your interview, a portfolio reveals the quality of your work, your understanding of the priorities and needs of the position and your commitment to your field.
Most people continue to update and reflect upon their portfolios throughout their lives - it's one way to keep track of a busy career. It's also an opportunity to pause and reflect upon your progress and accomplishments; this recognition, whether private or public, can be very motivating.
When you view your life as an ongoing evolution of talents and experiences rather than as an occupational title, you will have entered the portfolio mind set. You will be better able to see the value of all your experiences, skills and potential, and to relate these to career opportunities and challenges as they present themselves.
DID YOU KNOW:
Internet Marketing, also referred to as "online Marketing" or "Emarketing" is how we market your businesses products and services over the Internet. The Internet has brought many unique benefits to marketing including low costs in distributing information and media to a global audience.
The interactive nature of Internet Marketing, both in terms of instant response and in eliciting response, are unique qualities of the medium.
Increasing Popularity of E-Portfolios
-Use of ePortfolio is rising around the world, in particular, the US, Europe and Canada
-It is expected that by 2010, every citizen will have an ePortfolio.
Portfolios-A Product As Well As A Process
A portfolio is a process as well as a product. As a process, it requires you to identify and reflect upon what motivates and satisfies you. You examine and present your interests, skills, values, needs, goals and strategies. Much of the power of your portfolio comes from this process.
A career portfolio is also a product, a concrete collection which documents evidence of your work and learning history, your skills, interests, abilities, and feedback from others.
Portfolio derived from Latin portare,
('to carry'/movable) and folium ('document' /artifact).