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ePortfolios for Students & Job Seekers
Transcript of ePortfolios for Students & Job Seekers
Students, Job-seekers, & the
Creating an electronic portfolio for professionals, jobseekers, students, artists, and anyone interested in creating a well-crafted online identity.
How to Begin?
How do you want to be seen as a professional in your field? A student at college X?
Danielle & Derek Recommend...
Can you prove it?
Organize the ePortfolio
Complete the image statement exercise. Once you know what image you wish to project, make a list of all the materials you have or projects you've worked on that support that image statement.
Gather Your Evidence
What is a Portfolio?
Danielle S. Apfelbaum
Librarian, New York Institute of Technology
Library Web Services Coordinator and E-Reserve Manager,
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Tell us a little about who you are, why you came tonight, and what you hope to learn.
"Think of portfolios like the filler stuff in sandwiches. A résumé is like the bread and meat of the sandwich -- simple and gets the job done. The filler stuff, like mayonnaise, lettuce, mustard, and cheese, make the sandwich more fulfilling and last longer. Employers are going to remember the things you include in your portfolio longer than they'll remember what you've put in your résumé" (Dunneback, 2004).
“A portfolio is an organized collection of documents that showcase a person’s work, skills, and career progression.” (Saunders, 2003, p.54).
Bob Bobberson's Professional ePortfolio
Letters of Recommendation
Who are you as a professional, student, artist, athlete, etc.?
What philosophy or convictions guide you in the work you do?
Build & Strengthen
Stand Out from the Crowd
Define Your Web Identity
Create a Professional or Personal Inventory
How can you prove it?
Course Management Systems
Not sure about the appropriate image to project? For job hunters, consult employment announcements. For prospective college students, consult your top college's mission or value statement.
Choose your best work.
Functions & responsibilities listed in job description.
Functions & responsibilities listed in job advertisements.
Does that mean I need a new portfolio for every job I apply to?
Current/prospective job functions
Honors & awards
Service to the field or your company
The best, most impressive platform is...
Whatever works for you!
Behind the Scenes...
Also worth trying...
vanDuinkerken, W., Coker, C., & Anderson, M. (2010). Perspectives on... looking like everyone else: academic portfolios for librarians. Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 36(2), 166-172.
Dunneback, K. (2004). Punch up your portfolio. Retrieved from http://www.liscareer.com/dunneback_portfolios.htm.
Elmhurst College Faculty Council. (2000).The professional portfolio for librarians. Retrieved from
Saunders, L. (2003). Professional Portfolios for Librarians. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 10(1), 53-9.