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Think Outside the Box: Using Portfolios and Interactive Resumes in the Job Search

A presentation prepared by Kelley Whisnant and Bethany Bagley for the 2013 Annual GACE Conference

Bethany Bagley

on 18 February 2014

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Transcript of Think Outside the Box: Using Portfolios and Interactive Resumes in the Job Search

NACE Principles
Think Outside the Box:
Using Portfolios and Interactive Resumes in the Job Search
What can you do at your university to address the increased use of portfolios among students?
Bethany Bagley, bjbagley@uga.edu

Kelley Whisnant Saussy, kelleyrw@uga.edu
The University of Georgia
The Rise of Creative Job Searching
What's the Impact?
Profile of the Employer
Bethany Bagley
Kelley Whisnant Saussy

Profile of the Student
What role do you foresee portfolios having in recruiting candidates for your company?
Thank you!
Creative Displays of Relevant Work
Creative Resume
Portfolio Resources
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) that you can use to create a website using templates.
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software and storytelling tool for exploring and sharing ideas on a virtual canvas. A Prezume is a presentation of an individual (resume and portfolio info) in a visual and interactive format using the presentation editor called Prezi.
Issuu is a digital publishing platform which provides an online visual edition of a publication, including portfolios.
Behance is an online platform to showcase & discover creative work.
Pinterest is a content sharing service that allows members to "pin" images, videos and other objects to their pinboard.
About.Me is a website where you can create a one-page personal website for free. It is a landing page for your social media outlets.
Fashion Merchandising
Furnishings and Interiors
Landscape Architecture
Mass Media Arts
Public Relations
Job Descriptions
Principles for Career Service Professionals
Career services professionals will know the career services field and the educational institution and students they represent, and will have appropriate counseling skills.

Any disclosure of student information outside of the educational institution will be with prior consent of the student unless health and/or safety considerations necessitate the dissemination of such information. Career services professionals will exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including written records, reports, and computer data bases.

Principles for Employment Professionals
Employment professionals will have knowledge of the recruitment and career development field as well as the industry and the employing organization that they represent, and work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing, and selection techniques.

Employment professionals will maintain equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities in a manner that includes the following: Reviewing selection criteria for adverse impact based upon the student's race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability;

Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer data bases. There will be no disclosure of student information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.
Application process
LinkedIn, Facebook
Resume heading
How Students Showcase
Online Portfolios:
Major: Economics
Job/Industry: Consulting
Portfolio Platform: About.Me
Purpose: To create a professional profile that displays additional passions in writing and thought leadership; examples of industry articles or whitepapers contributions.
Major: Mass Media Arts
Job/Industry: Digital Media & Video Production
Portfolio Platform: Wordpress
Purpose: To show employers specific skills in mass media: graphic design, video production and more.
Student Example: http://ndpnicky.tele4290.com/press/
Student Example: http://issuu.com/siyuxiao
Student Examples: http://pinterest.com/JeanneHwang/jeanne-for-pinterest/
Student Example: http://be.net/noemiet
Student Example: http://about.me/MarcusPollard
Student Example: http://re.vu/darbythompson
Meet Nicole.
Meet John.
What is the purpose?
Who uses this in the job search and how?
How do employers request this information?
What is a GOOD example of an interactive resume and online portfolio?
How does the use of this technology affect our professional practices?
Interactive Portfolios/Resumes
Poll Time!
Questions to consider:
Do you personally like an interactive portfolio/resume?
Poll time!
How comfortable are you with the technology?
How do you feel about the longevity of these platforms?
What additional concerns do you have?
Poll Time!
Re.Vu is an online platform that helps you transform your resume into an infographic, showcasing your work through graphs and images.
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