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Have you heard before that professional women and minorities tend to be less likely to self-promote compared to their white, male counterparts? Join this session to find out the reasons behind this gap and explore some useful tools to support your self-promotion journey. What is a “Professional Portfolio,” you ask? It is a collection of documents or artifacts that support and validate claims one makes about themselves in various settings such as job interviews and promotions. This crucial career tool will give you a practical way to promote yourself, help you stick out as a deserving candidate, and build a strong case when you are ready to pursue any type of career move. Come to discuss the benefits and develop one for yourself.
By the end of this session, participants will:
- Understand the factors influencing why women and minorities may be less likely to self-promote compared to their white, male counterparts, and how this impacts their career advancement.
- Identify practical tips and tools for effective self-promotion, with a special emphasis on exploring the benefits and components of a Professional Portfolio.
- Examine real-life examples of Professional Portfolios tailored for Occupational, Environmental, Health, and Safety (OEHS) Professionals, gaining insights into their content and structure.
- Engage in discussions on the various scenarios where a Professional Portfolio can be utilized to enhance career growth and how to maximize its advantages in achieving professional goals.