Careers in Culture – Careers in Cultural Management

> PD portfolio: your skills and experience

Whether you are starting out to find full-time employment or moving into a new area of work, it is very helpful to take a look at what you have done so far by completing a professional development portfolio. Don’t worry about the fact that you may not have a lot of experience or training; particularly if you are a high school and university student - just focus on what you have done and learned. The time taken to reflect on your experiences – the good and the bad – will be of great help in deciding where to go next.

The advantage of putting together your professional portfolio is that it encourages you to examine carefully previous learning, work and volunteer experiences and describe them to yourself ... and therefore to a potential employer. Use this information to figure out what your next career objectives are. Once complete, your portfolio will become your reference document for developing your résumé, writing cover letters and preparing for interviews.

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