How to develop your ePortfolio

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The ePortfolio development process is a step-by-step process of collecting, substantiating, and organizing documented evidence that demonstrates your skill proficiency levels.

The ePortfolio Development Process

An electronic employability eportfolio serves as a career anchor for tracking employability as part of finding employment, staying employed, and keeping tabs on career satisfaction.

More specifically, it is a way to monitor skill development over time, assess your proficiency levels in those skills, and identify how they can transfer across industries during times of career and job transitions.

I have identified two approaches to the ePortfolio development process: a conceptual one and an applied approach.

Conceptual Approach:

This approach is somewhat like following a traditional career development process (e.g., self-assessment; identify and explore options; set goals; plan action; take action).

  • Identify your stage in work
  • Develop an employability skills profile
  • Create a master eResume
  • Develop a personal profile
  • Gather artifacts that support skills profile
  • Convert artifacts into electronic files
  • Create a narrative storyboard outline
  • Establish navigational linkages between skill acquisition and demonstrated proficiency
  • Write supporting content for online reading
  • Publish your ePortfolio to the Web

Practical Approach:

This approach is an example of how to put the concept into practice. The example I use here is my own. The steps I list are the steps I have actually used and find successful.

Background Career Situation: be continued.

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