The concept of a career portfolio was almost unheard of when Joan Burge first began encouraging assistants to create one. Today, it’s a practice embraced and encouraged by many career professionals. Avoid corporate misinformation and ill-fitting templates that may work for some professionals but are not geared specifically for the administrative assistant position. An impressive career portfolio for an executive assistant should be thoughtfully constructed, showcase your accomplishments and talents, and demonstrate how your experience and drive benefit your employers.
In this eBook, we’ll introduce and explain the concept of the career portfolio and why you need one. Next, we’ll focus on avoiding common missteps, showing you how to make your portfolio stand out, and covering the digital landscape and how it can help you. Finally, we help you create a solid foundation for creating your own career portfolio. By the time you finish this engaging eBook, you’ll be well on your way to presenting your career retrospective and future plans to influential people. For a tool that will serve you throughout your career, Joan Burge makes the creation process incredibly easy to navigate. When you’re done, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to create your own career portfolio!
CAUTION! The Chapter headings may look simple, but the information behind them is deep and multifaceted.
- What is a Career Portfolio?
- How to Use it
- Add Some Muscle
- Make it Shine
- The Digital Age
- Building Blocks
- Look and Feel
- Cover Page
- Mission Statement
- Guiding Principles
- Competencies and Skill Sets
- Pictures of Your Work
- Examples of Your Work
- Performance Reviews or Client Comments
- Education and Professional Development
- My Brand
You will learn:
- The definition of a career portfolio as defined by one of its pioneers
- How to create a robust portfolio
- The best times to use your career portfolio
- How to identify your key strengths and convey them well
- How to use your writing skills to sell yourself
- How to create balance within your portfolio
- How to avoid common mistakes
- When to update your portfolio