Tuesday, August 09, 2005


A personal portfolio is a way to tell your story. Your personal portfolio is a process of answering the question, “Who am I and what do I want?” You can use your strengths and values to express your story with pictures, words, stories, letters, or music. Your portfolio may be digitally expressed on the internet, or it might look like a photo album, journal, or binder. Your story includes your past, present, and future. This is your picture of who you are right now, with your feelings from the past, and your picture of the future.

A career portfolio might ask the question, “What are your credentials?” Your career portfolio will have examples of things that you have done that you are proud of. It is a collection of work you’ve done, letters of recommendation, thank you letters, certificates, awards, and degrees. It may include things you’ve done to improve yourself spiritually, physically, and emotionally.

When you experience life transitions, your portfolio will help you prepare for job changes, personal crisis, moves, and continuing education. If you are going through major life transitions or want to let go of some of your past to move on to future possibilities, then make a Past Portfolio. Put your past career, your past journal, letters, etc. in your Past Portfolio and start a new one. It might be the beginning of more positive thinking and seeing new possibilities for your life!

This website is intended for informational purposes only. For career advise, coaching, or counseling, please seek out a professional who can meet your personal needs. See links on the side panel for referrals from professional organizations.

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