What is a “Career Portfolio” anyway?
Typically, it can be a(n):
- Visual Showcase
Architects and visual artists of all kinds use portfolios in order to showcase and
market their work to prospective employers.
- Career Showcase
A career portfolio serves much the same function, making your skills and experiences
concrete for employers to see.
It is also a place to store all the things from your academic and non-academic life
that have helped you (or prevented you) from getting work.
- Part of your Process of on-going Career Development
Keeping a portfolio can illuminate your own career development process, as it now
as well as down the road.
Creating a Career Portfolio
At the Career Centre you have two options for creating a Career
- the U of T Portal, or
NOTE: Working with a portfolio using either option will end your
visit to the Career Centre website.
Option 1: Using the U of T Portal
to access My Portfolios through the portal, you will have to login using your
UTORID. This is the same username and password you would use to check
your email on my.utoronto.ca.
- Browse to the U of T Portal homepage. If you are not logged
in, you will be directed to the Web Login page.
- Enter your
into the appropriate fields, then press the Log In button. You
will be redirected back to the portal homepage.
- To access the portfolio tools and templates, click on the Content
tab along the top right of the portal page.
- You should now be able to see a menu to the left of the page called My Portfolios.
It is beneath the My Content and Institution Content headings.
Option 2: CareerCruising.com
To use Career Cruising,
you need to use the U of T site password to login, then create your own username
and password to set up an individual profile and portfolio.
- Point your browser to careercruising.com.
- In the username field, type in
- In the password field, type in
- Click the Start Career Cruising button.