Career Skills

1454 Words Aug 4th, 2013 6 Pages
Individual Work
Demetria Metoyer
Everest University Online
Professor Julie Eisenhauer
SLS 1321-34_Week1
July 16, 2013

1. Why is the job search process a cycle rather than a series of steps? The job search process is a cycle rather than a series of steps because you have to prepare for your search and do a self-assessment of yourself regarding the jobs and positions you are trying to find. In the textbook, it says to be a job finder not a job seeker. The job search process is an organizational process that prepares you for short and long-term career goals. In order for a person to find the right job, a person needs to know what their skills are. They need to know what they can offer the companies they are trying to find employment
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Managing and keeping my files tracker updated will assist me in my career development, time management, and interacting with other people. My career management files tracker will enable skills to communicate information, organize and understand my own personality and style that will aide in the making of the right career choices. Managing my files tracker means, I create a job search that benefits my schedule and style, it allows me to keep up-to-date information at all times throughout my career allowing me to add or subtract information that is needed or no longer necessary or needed to use without the hassle of starting all over from the beginning.
4. How is a career portfolio different from a career management files tracker? What items should you put in your career portfolio? A career portfolio is a collection of documents and other items that shows a person’s skills, abilities, achievements, experience, and qualifications, whereas a career management file is a binder that is organized for updating career development, job search information, self-assessments, experience, skills, draft resumes’, cover letters, and a list of job search aids. A career portfolio should have a final resume’, a list of references, letters of recommendations, and samples of their best work. Use items that that demonstrate your experience and qualifications for jobs you are interested. Decide which
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