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Create Your Portfolio - Assess Your Skills

Step 1: Assess Your Skills

Take inventory of your knowledge, skills, and abilities. Decide what skills and experiences you have that relate to the needs of an employer. Your goal is to make sure that during an interview you will be able to demonstrate your strengths and most marketable skills.

  • Review and write down a list of skills developed through studying your major. Add to your list more general skills such as computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Write the performance or behavior, knowledge, or personal traits that contribute to your success in that skill area.
  • Identify specific experiences that demonstrate your application of each skill.

Step 2: Gather work samples