Maintaining Personal/Education Records

You just never know when that critical interview or job opportunity will come knocking! The importance of having a folder of sorts containing a current record of achievement and personal data cannot be stressed enough. This means compiling all current (achieved within the past couple of years) awards, recommendations and achievements in a well presented portfolio. The portfolio should also contain reference letters, latest academic reports, several copies of your curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Also include copies of any financial reports and personal identification that may be required at a job interview or on a school or funding application form.