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Top 300 Careers, 12th Edition by Editors at JIST

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Appendix CUse a Career Portfolio toSupport Your Resume

Your resume is impressive, but there is another way that you can show prospective employers evidence of who you are and what you can do: a career portfolio.

What Is a Career Portfolio?

Unlike a resume, a career portfolio is a collection of documents that can include a variety of items. Here are some items you may want to place in your portfolio:

  • Resume.
  • School transcripts.
  • Summary of skills.
  • Credentials, such as diplomas and certificates of recognition.
  • Reference letters from school officials and instructors, former employers, or coworkers.
  • List of accomplishments: Describe hobbies and interests that are not directly related to your job objective and are not included on your resume.
  • Examples ...

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