For this assignment, you will turn in a one-page Word document (.doc) that includes your 1.) statement of career objectives and 2.) a bulleted list with at least three of the documents from the list later in these instructions.
A career portfolio is a great asset to help guide your future success. Your portfolio will be shaped by the professional, educational, and training experiences you have had up to this point. As part of this course, you will be creating several pieces of a career portfolio and learning about the other types of information that are often included.

No matter your current standing, whether a recent high school graduate or professional interested in changing careers, developing and/or updating your career portfolio consistently can give you a competitive edge in your application processes or show your current employer your dedication to growing and developing in your present role.
1.) A statement of career objectives is typically included in a professional resume, particularly as the opening line. The goal of the career statement is to express how your previous experiences and current skills will help you excel in the position you are seeking. In sum, it is the vision you have for attaining, maintaining, and excelling at the role in which you are applying. Strive for at least three sentences for this component.

For this part of the assignment you’ll complete a career summary which includes several parts including your desired outcome and career goals: your “Mission Statement” (which may be very similar to your statement of career objectives), a summary of your present reality and your chosen career outlook.
In a 1 to 2 page Word document (.doc) create a three part “mission statement” for your personal, academic and professional life at this time. Discuss how your “present reality” coincides with that mission. In addition, using the Internet, try to find as much about your chosen career(s) as you can from the categories listed below and include a summary of that information your submission:

The general employment outlook in your area (how likely are you to find a job in the next 2-5 years in this career?).
How much this career pays, on average, in your location.
How “new” your career is to the market.
How much training is generally required to enter the field in this career?
What is the potential for advancement in this career.

Be sure to label each section of your submission appropriately. Along with your paper, include all of the web sites you used in writing your paper. Please site all sources appropriately and abide by all plagiarism policies outlined in your course.

For this assignment, you will create a one to two-page Word document (.doc) that is the vital, final piece of your completed career portfolio: the professional résumé.
A résumé is a living document that continually changes as you continue to grow both academically and professionally. The résumé is considered a tool that is used to effectively communicate who you are and what you have to offer. This professional résumé is one that you can continue to edit as you complete your college courses and gain employment experience over the coming months and years.

Your résumé should include the following information:

Your name and contact information
Your career objective (Remember the goal statement you created earlier in the course)
Your education, beginning with the most recent, list:

Colleges you are attending or have graduated from
Dates of attendance
Degrees or certificates received

Your employment, internship, or relevant volunteer work experience, beginning with the most recent, list:

Employer’s name
Dates of employment
Type of work (such as your title)
A bulleted list describing 3-5 of your responsibilities and duties, presented in parallel list format

Special skills that will assist you in your desired role


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