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In the market for a new job? Download the Personal Showcase presentation template to upgrade your personal portfolio with a presentation of your top highlights. This personal showcase can be used to apply for a new job, ask for a promotion or transfer departments, or share digitally with recruiters or new clients prospects to introduce yourself and your unique skillset.

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A personal showcase can be used to attract new client prospects by presenting your top highlights and unique skillset. It serves as a platform to introduce yourself and demonstrate your capabilities and achievements. This can be shared digitally with potential clients, making it an effective tool for marketing yourself.

Some other ways to transfer departments may include demonstrating your skills and value to the desired department, networking with employees and managers in that department, or seeking additional training or education to qualify for a position in that department.

A personal showcase can be used to stand out in the job market by presenting your top highlights in a professional and organized manner. It can be used when applying for a new job, asking for a promotion or transferring departments. It can also be shared digitally with recruiters or new client prospects to introduce yourself and your unique skillset. This way, you can differentiate yourself from other candidates and make a strong impression.

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The template includes slides for Resume overview, Work Experience, the STAR method and Action Verb list, Areas of Practice, Recommendations, Portfolio, Education, Skillset, Project case studies, Notable clients, Achievements, Contact page, and many more. Read to the end, and we'll explain how a PM who wants a new job at a major tech company like Google or Facebook could use this presentation.

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Some strategies for standing out when applying for a job at a major tech company like Google or Facebook include having a clear and concise resume, showcasing your work experience effectively, using the STAR method to describe your achievements, having a diverse skillset, presenting project case studies, listing notable clients you've worked with, and highlighting your achievements. It's also beneficial to have recommendations and a portfolio to showcase your work.

In addition to this template, other resources that could be beneficial when applying for a new job include a well-crafted cover letter, professional references, and a portfolio of relevant work. It may also be helpful to have a list of potential interview questions and well-thought-out responses, as well as research on the company you're applying to. Networking can also be a valuable resource in the job application process.

This template can be used to highlight one's top career highlights by utilizing the slides for Work Experience, Areas of Practice, Achievements, and Project case studies. These sections allow you to showcase your most significant accomplishments, projects you've worked on, and the skills you've gained throughout your career. The 'Notable clients' slide can also be used to highlight any high-profile clients you've worked with, further emphasizing your professional achievements.

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Resume overview

First thing's first, it's important to introduce yourself with a resume-style overview. This slide is an executive summary that provides a short paragraph of text for your elevator pitch, and an overview of skills and work experience to provide the reader with a sense of who you are professionally. This is meant to compliment additional slides specifically on work experience, skills, or highlights of a specific project. If you plan to send this file digitally, you can embed hyperlinks to your LinkedIn, portfolio website, or other social profiles. This visualization also includes a timeline of your experience, with a summary of professional skillsets where you excel at the bottom. The presentation also includes many extra slides with alternative visualizations of this professional summary. (Slide 5)

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A personal showcase presentation can effectively highlight your career progression by providing a visual timeline of your experience, skills, and work history. It serves as an executive summary of your professional journey, allowing you to present your skills, achievements, and areas of expertise in a structured and engaging manner. It can also include hyperlinks to your LinkedIn, portfolio website, or other social profiles for further reference. This not only gives the viewer a comprehensive understanding of your career growth but also allows them to delve deeper into specific areas of interest.

There are several strategies to make a personal showcase presentation more visually appealing. First, use a clean and professional design template. Second, use visuals like charts, graphs, and images to represent your skills and experience. Third, use a consistent color scheme throughout the presentation. Fourth, use bullet points to make the information easy to digest. Fifth, use a variety of slide layouts to keep the audience's interest. Lastly, make sure your text is easy to read by using a large font size and contrasting colors.

A personal showcase presentation can be used to enhance your professional brand by providing a comprehensive overview of your skills, work experience, and professional achievements. It serves as a visual resume, allowing you to present your professional journey in a more engaging and interactive way. It can include hyperlinks to your LinkedIn, portfolio website, or other social profiles, providing the viewer with easy access to more detailed information about your professional background. The presentation can also highlight specific projects or skills where you excel, further enhancing your professional brand.

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Work experience

This slide digs deeper into experience since this will be the most common use case for a job application. It includes company name, date, and important bullet points that cover your most important achievements and job functions related to each position. (Slide 10)

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STAR resume method

On that point, we have a slide on the STAR Resume method framework. When execs describe their tasks or achievements under any previous job, its important the description tells the reader: under what situation was this task performed, what specific task was performed, the actions conducted in response to that task, and the results achieved. This should be a quantitative result, like "increased revenue by 20%."

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You can describe the results achieved in a job description by using specific, measurable outcomes. For example, instead of saying 'improved sales', you could say 'increased sales by 15% over a six month period'. You could also use specific examples of projects or tasks you completed that had a positive impact on the company. For example, 'led a team that completed a project three weeks ahead of schedule, saving the company $10,000'.

You can describe the actions conducted in response to a task in a job description by detailing the strategies implemented, the steps taken, the skills utilized, and the challenges overcome. You can also mention the collaboration with team members or other departments, the use of specific tools or software, and the decision-making processes involved.

The STAR Resume method framework can help in describing the specific task performed in a job description by providing a structured approach. It allows you to clearly outline the Situation, Task, Action, and Result of your experience. This method ensures that you provide all the necessary details, including the context of the task (Situation), the task itself (Task), the actions you took to complete the task (Action), and the outcomes of your actions (Result). This can help to provide a comprehensive and quantitative description of your experiences.

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An example at the bottom shows what part of the sentence corresponds to each element of the framework. Since it's hard for a single bullet or sentence to incorporate all four aspects, these four points can be divided into multiple bullets that cover all aspects. (Slide 29)

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Common resume action verbs

In addition to the STAR framework, the personal showcase includes a list of common resume action verbs sorted by category of skills. For instance, senior-level managers could use verbs under management skills, analysts could use financial skills, research, or technical skills, PR reps could use communication skills, lower-level team members could use helping skills, etc. Plus, the other verbs listed at the end are helpful to describe the overall impact made on a business, like "expanded X", "improved Y", or "reduced Z losses." (Slide 30)

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Areas of practice

Sole proprietors, freelancers, or contractors often need to highlight their areas of practice to new clients. For full-time employees, this could be changed to "areas of expertise" which are tasks or focus areas where they've performed well on past projects. For instance, as a project manager, in addition to meeting their budget and timeline goals, an exec might have done a lot of process improvement, where they went above and beyond to optimize processes along the way. This helps stand out in front of other candidates because they highlight skillsets that others either don't do or don't think to mention. (Slide 16)

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Recommendations

Another slide covers recommendations from previous clients or references from past colleagues. These recommendations should highlight the areas of practice and expertise mentioned before. For instance, the recommendation should also highlight key skills, such as process optimization mentioned before. (Slide 20)

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Projects and portfolio

A project highlight or portfolio of past projects is another standard and expected way to show your past work. This visualization covers two slides with a timeline that can scroll down. It shows the date of when the project took place and its name, as well as additional space to cover the achievement.

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If you made a product, execs can use the picture to show the final product or delete the picture if not needed. Let's say you're a PM who didn't design a project or product, but the product's look should still be showcased along with the end achievement to visually represent the success. (Slide 23-24)

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Example: Apply for a job as a PM at Facebook or Google

Let's put this all in context. Imagine you are a PM that plans to use this personal showcase presentation to apply for a new job at Google or Facebook. The PM can use the cover page to introduce themselves, share their professional summary, business background and education, skills and personal elevator pitch. The PM can then show their previous work experience in depth, with different visualizations for timeline views to cover past jobs at Spotify and a few unknown startups, and then share their skillsets in process optimization, benchmarking, and SCRUM sprints. These could be personal or technical (with different views for each). Education can also be expanded on, like continuing education and certification like official courses.

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For non-traditional categories, other topics that can be highlighted include notable clients, like contract work for big names, key achievements like rewards and big number highlights (like lets say the PM increased revenues by 50%), and recommendations to back up their claims. Then, highlight a case study of a project (two slides) and then provide an aggregated portfolio view of past clients. Finally, the exec ends with a contact me page for easy follow-ups.

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If you need a personal showcase to highlight your own achievements and milestones for your next career move, download the Personal Showcase for more slides on Portfolio, Education, Skillset, Project case studies, Notable clients, Achievements, Contact page, and many more visualizations to save time and hours of work.

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