My Reflection Of My Final Portfolio

I believe my final portfolio reflects the course goals and requirements very well. Over the course of this project, I feel that I have defined my own professional identities. I have learned what it means to be professional, and that even the smallest details can make someone look unprofessional. I believe this course was very valuable in the context that it helped me understand what type of things make someone look professional from resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, interviews, etc. There were many small details that I didn’t recognize before, that I now understand from listening to my peers, teacher and real reader. For example, a detail such as a firm handshake and eye contact could completely make the difference in obtaining a job. Over …show more content…
I enjoyed hearing about different perspectives on details that I didn’t think about before. I always tried to implement the feedback that I received from all my sources, I understood that it only made myself and my writing better. More specifically, my overall take away from the creation and revision of these materials, was that the writer really needs to think about his audience, and the goals that the writer wants to accomplish. As an employer, I would want to hear from the applicant why his or her experience is relevant and specific to the work that my company does. The feedback I received on my projects was very valuable and was happy to implement it into my writing. For example, in my cover letter, it was recommended that I really research the company and try to connect some of their projects to my work. I need to be more specific about some of the skills that were involved in my work to show that I am a serious applicant for the position. In doing so, the company will be able to envision me working in a certain position which will be beneficial. Evaluating what I want to accomplish, setting goals, and creating a path in which to accomplish them were the biggest learning points for me. Some other revisions on my resume and cover letter from my real reader were also very beneficial. He went through my work and highlighted phrases and sentences that seemed awkward or unnecessary that …show more content…
I learned for different settings, there are different goals that you want to accomplish. For a networking note, you may just want to express your interest for the project or work and to setup an interview to further the process. In an interview, the goal should be different, you should present your skills and experience to the interviewers to show why you are good fit at the company. Understanding these goals will allow myself to focus on each part separately, overall increasing my success in each of these settings. Mixing these goals in different settings where they are not appropriate will only play to my disadvantage. Each of these separate goals will develop an identity of professionalism that serves a specific purpose for each

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