Showcase your objectives, goals, and accomplishments in the Profile section, and make sure the contents of your Career Portfolio relate back to that information.
Have your resume critiqued at the Career Center before uploading it to your Career Portfolio.
Tailor your experience entries to each specific skill in the Skills Matrix. Do not just copy and paste one standard description of the experience.
Use a variety of experiences to highlight your skills – do not just reply on your coursework.
Reflect only on the skills you have actually acquired. Do not misrepresent yourself.
Be specific yet concise in describing your activities and roles at within your various experiences. Referred users may not have a lot of time to read lengthy descriptions.
Obtain permission from your References prior to including their contact information in your Career Portfolio.
Select Artifacts that reflect goals and/or objectives stated in your Profile.
Describe your artifacts! Provide a description that explains how your work supports the acquisition of the skills outlined in your Career Portfolio.
Customize your Career Portfolio for each referred user. You want to determine what is most important to show a particular audience. (You can have unlimited versions of your Career Portfolio that you can cater to specific viewers).
Proof your Career Portfolio before sending it to a referred user. Look for spelling, grammar, and/or formatting mistakes.
Get your Career Portfolio critiqued by a Career Advisor at The Career Center during our Hours of Operation.