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Week 7 - Activity 7.1: Check me out! Creating a Portfolio

TASK:
The purpose of this activity is to plan how you would create your professional portfolio. Your task is to present your approach to creating your personal portfolio, adressing the following points:
1. What medium would best suit your professional portfolio?
2. What are key sections should be included in your portfolio?
3. What order of sections best presents your professional experiences?
4. What evidence would you include to showcase your professional skills?
5. Share any possibilities for innovative approaches and/or personal experiences with previous portfolios.
6. Post your answers to questions one to four on the discussion board.

YOUR RESPONSE:
Be prepared to comment on other portfolio approaches - adding additional ideas or commenting on approaches that you think might be worthwhile.

DEADLINES AND DURATION:

Task should be completed by week eight and will take 45 minutes to complete. Your post should be no more than 400 words.

RESOURCES:
You can access some examples of good professional media portfolios in the resources section of this week's folder. Please have a look at these examples before beginning your portfolio plan.

Week 7 - Activity 7.2: Reflecting on the
Big Picture


TASK:
The purpose of this activity is to reflect upon the process of creating a portfolio and why you might need one for a career in the media.
1. What are the pros and cons of producing and disseminating a professional portfolio for a career in the media?
2. What inclusions do you think would be most important to your professional portfolio?
3. What will be the best ways for you to present and disseminate your portfolio to potential employers?

YOUR RESPONSE:

Post your responses to these questions on the discussion forum.

DEADLINES AND DURATIONS:

This task should be completed by week eight. This task should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Week 7 - Activity 7.3: Creating the Best Resume for Me


TASK:
The purpose of this activity is to plan how you would create your professional resume for the media industry. Your task is to present your approach to creating your personal resume, adressing the following points:
1. What key sections should be included in your resume?
2. How will you present your professional experiences?
3. What evidence would you include to showcase your professional skills?
4. Share any possibilities for innovative approaches to resume gaps.
5. Post your answers to questions one to four on the discussion board.

YOUR RESPONSE:

Be prepared to comment on other resume approaches - adding additional ideas or personal experiences that you think might be worthwhile.

DEADLINES AND DURATION:
This task should be completed by week eight and will take 40 minutes to complete. Your post should be no more than 400 words.

RESOURCES:

You can access some additional planning content in the resources section of this week's folder.

Week 7 - Activity 7.4: A professional social media profile

TASK:
The aim of this task is to allow you to check that you are presenting yourself adequately online and to reflect on the kind of social media profile you wish to present to potential employees. Let's do a social media audit.
1. Google your name. Does anything related to you appear in the search results? Is there any personal content that you would not wish a potential emloyer to see?
2. Do you have any social media accounts? Reflect upon the pros and cons of using social media in your job search. Are there some social media accounts you don't have, but should, for employment purposes, like LinkedIn?
3. Check your privacy settings on your social media accounts like Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Can anyone see what you post on social media? Is the content appropriate for viewing by a potential employer?
4. What do you think might be the best way to use social or online media in presenting your 'professional self'.

YOUR RESPONSE:

Post your responses to these questions on the discussion forum. There is no need to provide personal details of social media content on your accounts in the discussion!

DURATION AND DEADLINES:

This task should be completed by week eight. This task should take you 40 minutes to complete. You should post no more than 300 words for each question.
NEXT:
Go to Week Eight.

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