For Introductory courses in the field of dietetics including Career Planning, Career Development, and Job Search.
This easy-to-read guidebook provides future dieticians with the detailed instructions for planning, assembling and using a Career Portfolio for career search or advancement. This text prepares students for the strict certification and recertification procedures required by the American Dietetic Association (ADA), and it introduces them to the importance of pulling together all their qualifications, accomplishments, work samples, skills and abilities to package them into a complete personalized portfolio.
About the Authors.
1. The Portfolio Process.
Competition is Everywhere.
Why Do I Need a Portfolio?
What Is a Portfolio?
What Supplies Do I Need to Get Started?
Planning for Your Portfolio.
Putting the Portfolio Together.
Using Your Portfolio.
Common Stumbling Blocks to Developing a Career Portfolio.
If You Need a Portfolio Now…
2. Planning Your Portfolio.
Designing Your Career.
Work Philosophy and Goals.
Building Your Portfolio Plan.
3. The Résumé: An Overview of Your Portfolio.
What Goes into Your Résumé?
Organizing Your Résumé.
The Scannable Résumé.
Sending Out Your Résumé.
New Trends in Résumés.
Writing a Brief Biography.
Your Résumé Sets the State.
4. Proving Your Skills.
Look at the Big Picture.
Your Commitment to Personal Growth.
Letters of Recommendation.
Works in Progress.
Certifications, Diplomas, Registration Status, Degrees, or Awards.
Dietetic Internship Plan.
Academic Plan of Study.
Faculty and Employer Biographies.
5. The Assembly.
Assembling the Portfolio.
Step 1…Things to Gather.
Step 2…Sorting and Organizing Work Samples.
Step 3…Putting It Together.
Step 4…Developing Support Materials.
Step 5…Check It Out.
Assembling an On-the-Job Portfolio.
Congratulations–You Have a Career Portfolio!
6. The Electronic Portfolio.
Technology “Levels the Playing Field.”
Why Would I Want an Electronic Portfolio?
Wait! I’m not a “Techno-Wizard”–How Can I Do This?
Getting It All Together.
Designing the Electronic Career Portfolio.
Making the Most of Your Electronic Portfolio.
7. The Portfolio in Action.
Now That I Have It, How Do I Use It?
After It’s Over…
Getting the Internship Experience.
Using the Portfolio for Reviews and Promotions.
The Portfolio in Action.
8. A Matter of Style.
Visual Media–Working with Pictures and Video.
Production Tools–Copiers, Scanners, and Printers.
Paper and Printing.
Send Us Your Success Story.
9. Resource Guide.
1. Supply List.
2. Emergency Portfolio Instructions.
3. Action Verbs.
4. Department of Labor SCANs.
5. Transferable Skill List.
6. Common Job Titles and Skills for Dietitians.
7. Dietetic Work Samples.
8. Common Dietetic Professional Abbreviations.
9. Sample Dietetic Internship Application.
10. List of Templates on the Disk.