OSH Students: What is a Safety & Health Portfolio?
For the purpose of this entry – and the next three after this – Safety and Health Portfolio means your collection of past work, observations, application of knowledge and case studies that can be used to increase your value in the perception of your potential employers.
Your résumé or curriculum vitae/cv is the summary of your experience. It should be short, simple and concise. If you read Malay, here is one eReport I did on the 33 ways to ensure your résumé is thrown before it is ever read: <Read on Scribd> or <Download from 4Shared>.
For occupational safety and health (OSH) students, you do not have to be at a disadvantage. One way to show that you’re valuable is by building your own early-days portfolio. Show that you can apply what you’ve learned in the classroom or lecture hall into the real world. After all, employers hire you to solve a problem, not talk about theories and principles.
In this four part series, you can form a picture or have an idea of what you want to accomplish and how to go about it.
So, here’s to your employment and professional success!