Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Proof of Performance: How to Build a Career Portfolio to Land a Great New Job

Academic journal article Career Planning and Adult Development Journal

Proof of Performance: How to Build a Career Portfolio to Land a Great New Job

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WRITING POWERFUL CAREER COMMUNICATIONS Proof of Performance: How to Build a Career Portfolio to Land a Great New Job, by Rick Nelles. 2001. Manassas Park, VA: Impact Publications, 200 pages, Soft Cover, $17.95

Intended Audience: All

Major Headings from Table of Contents:

Laying the Groundwork; Assembling Your Portfolio; Your Job-seeking Campaign

How is the book most useful for its intended audience?

Book provides detailed step-by-step instructions on how to construct a career portfolio. Reader needs no additional resources. Book provides complete process plus instructions for successful implementation.

The top five things you learned from reading this book:

1. Detailed description of a Career Portfolio.

2. Systematic approach on how to construct a Career Portfolio.

3. How I can use a Career Portfolio to give additional advantage to my clients.

4. Insights from a recruiter about Career Portfolios.

5. How to use a Career Portfolio at an interview.

In today's marketplace, with employers only giving limited information about former employees, unscrupulous candidates stretching the truth, and frustrated hiring managers who cannot get reliable references, a new tool is needed in career management. Rick Nelles builds on a new concept in career management - a document to assure hiring managers the authenticity of a job candidate.

The Proof of Performance Portfolio System backs up everything claimed on a resume with information much more detailed than typically would be included in a resume. …

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