In a separate single Word document of at least 10 pages, prepare a professional portfolio that you would submit to a prospective employer that includes the following:
A title page
Table of contents
An official professional autobiography
A cover letter
A 500-word description of your career goals and who you will select as a career mentor
A listing of awards and honors
Work samples from your professional career or from university courses
Letters of reference
Any other completed career resources that you would like to include
Your professional portfolio should be formatted consistently, professionally, and should be free of grammatical errors.
Career mentors are a positive influence in one’s life that helps you to develop your success. A good career mentor:
M: Motivates You
E: Expands your Thinking
N: Notices your Strengths
T: Trusts You
Optimizes your Weaknesses
R: Respects You
As you are preparing your Professional Portfolio, you can use the following resources from CTU Career Services:
Information on Preparing a Resume
CTU Career Launcher Resume Sample
CTU Career Changer Resume Sample
CTU Career Advancer Resume Sample
Click here to download CTU Career Services Resources.
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