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How to Create a Professional Portfolio That Will Get You the Job

By |August 3rd, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

In today’s competitive environment, you need to develop a range of effective and eye-catching strategies that can give you the edge over your colleagues when promotional opportunities arise. A well-presented résumé and letter of application, and a successful interview, are of course very important; but a carefully prepared professional portfolio can also help you showcase your skills, experience, and accomplishments. Gain that extra advantage by considering these helpful ideas… 1. Understand the purpose of a portfolio. A portfolio is a tool that allows you to ‘prove’ your experience, skills, and achievement in the tough competition for management positions – as architects, designers, and similar professionals have found over the years. But, as well, the very act of compiling your professional portfolio: allows you to evaluate your work and reflect on what you have accomplished, how others have responded, what you have learned, and what gaps there are in your professional [...]

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How to Compile an Effective Questionnaire to Advantage Your Business

By |July 29th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Target Markets, Target Markets, Training|

Questionnaires are used for a variety of reasons – to gather information, to survey opinions or attitudes, to measure customer satisfaction, or to drive market research. But although sophisticated questionnaires usually require professional expertise to compile, administer, analyse, and interpret, you can construct simple instruments for surveys, interviews, and focus groups by following these guidelines… 1. Be clear about what you’re looking for. Before you begin designing any questions, articulate clearly what need or problem you want to address using the information you intend to gather from the survey. Why are you doing the evaluation? What do you hope to accomplish? For example, questionnaires can measure attitudes, market trends, consumption patterns, beliefs or expectations about your services or products, the effect of competition, media, etc. Having a clear focus will help you frame your questions. 2. Select the appropriate method. How will you administer your questionnaire – by post, telephone, [...]

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