My goal as a career development practitioner is twofold. I want
to help individuals identify and find opportunities (paid or unpaid)
to do work that makes good use of their talents, values, and goals.
On the other side, I want to help employers find individuals who
have the talents, values, and goals that they are looking for. In
short, I want to help talent find work, and help work find talent.
Standards & Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners
list four Core Competencies: Professional Behaviour, Interpersonal
Competence, Career Development Knowledge, and Needs Assessment and
Referral. Because my work is so closely aligned with the work of
career development practitioners, I have used these four areas to
organize the information in this portfolio.
Overview of My Career
Statement of Authenticity
I, John Thompson, attest that all statements, documents and materials
contained in this portfolio are true, correct and accurate to the
best of my knowledge. I further attest that this portfolio is my
own work, apart from graphics and comment statements which have
their own respective writers and creators. This portfolio has been
made in accordance with assignment's guidelines and instructions,
and permissions have been sought from my classmates and teachers
before posting their comment statements in this portfolio. I respectfully
ask that the content of this portfolio not be copied or redistributed
as it is my personal property.